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28 June 2009

Influenza A (H1N1)

Phil. Department of HEALTH - Influenza A (H1N1) is a new virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in April 2009 in the United States. This virus is spreading from person-to –person, probably in much the same way that the regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. Influenza A (H1N1) is fatal to humans Signs and symptoms in humans - similar to the symptoms of regular flu such as * Fever * Headache * Fatigue * Lack of appetite * Runny nose * Sore throat * Cough - Vomitting or nausea - Diarrhea Mode of Transmission - Exposure to droplets from the cough and sneeze of the infected person Influenza A (H1N1) is not transmitted by eating thoroughly cooked pork. Prevention - Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing - Always wash hands with soap and water - Use alcohol- based hand sanitizers - Avoid close contact with sick people - Increase your body's resistance - Have at least 8 hours of sleep - Be physically active - Manage your stress - Drink plenty of fluids - Eat nutritious food

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Anonymous said...

it brought scares to everyone..thank god but is not as contagious as expressed in the news...though its good to be informed and aware


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