Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Swine Flu, a Pandemic fear

As you all might be aware of the new air-borne disease, known as Swine Flu. It kills people and originates from Mexico.

Everyone is very concern about this and there's cases of it in UK right now, from people who just came back from Mexico. A newlywed couple who went for honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, has been diagosed with the flue. They are from Scotland and now under treatment in a Scottish hospital. Their condition are getting better and recovery soon. Let's pray for them!

UK, being a developed country, has now getting ready for the vaccination for this disease. Flights to and from Mexico has cancel until 5th of May, inclusive. The awareness here is quite well done. People who just came back from Mexico is now under inspection and will be under quarantine if it is suspicious of getting the disease.

Everyone out there, here's some tips for you in prevention of the spread of the disease. Also, for your own health. When you cough, do not cough to your bare hand, but into a piece of tissue or into your elbow. If you cough into your hand, remember to wash your hand after that. Get used to wash your hand regularly, particularly before and after meal. Using anti-bacterial soap or alcohol-based hand sanitisers (recommended, as I've tried this out in my Microbiology lab).

For more information, click here.

I really do hope this disease go away as quickly as possible. I just hope it don't affect my flight back to Malaysia from UK in more than a month time. I want to go home!!

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