In the midst of all the politicking in our Country, and Everton taking 5th place for this week (though they have a tough game at Fulham next week), the dangerous H1N1 flu arrived in Malaysia.
As of 930pm on Saturday 16th May 2009, Malaysia has 2 patients suffering from this H1N1 flu.
What is this H1N1 flu? I give you a link to the Centre of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):-
CDC is part of the US' Department of Health & Human Services.
Basically the flu is a kind of virus which is looks like swine flu, but seems to be a new gene all together. Eating Pork will not give you the flu (phew.. I am so glad about that); but H1N1 flu is airborne (which is a major worry here).
I hope Dato Liow the Health Minister will do what he can to contain this flu. People's life is at stake. But he is fairly responsible chap. No one is perfect, but I personally find Dato Liow a person who does want to get the job done. Let's help him on the job to stop H1N1 flu.
Symptoms (quoting from CDC website) :-
Fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. In addition, a significant number of people also have reported nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
A check with the WHO website confirms that (as at 2nd May 2009) WHO has NOT found a vaccine which can cure this H1N1 flu (that is also a big worry). See link :-
Also WHO gives a general outline on how the disease can be transmitted.
WHO's website also give a general outline on what you can do to minimise/avoid contracting H1N1 flu. Please read this link:-
I hope this flu will go away. But we must be vigilant. The people must also be responsible. If you have any symptoms as mentioned above; please go see a Dr quickly.