Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A(H1N1) is here in Iloilo City!

A confirmed case of the widely spread Swine Flu or the most infamous A(H1N1) virus is now here in Iloilo City.

A 38 year old seaman was the first victim of the virus in the city. And he is now in the cradle of health care in the Western Visayas Medical Center.

Healh officials said a 38-year-old seaman in Iloilo who had just arrived from Germany tested positive for A (H1N1).

Recently, there are also cases of a positive infected people in the neihgboring city of Bacolod. And they were kids, but health officials said that they were mild. " Now, can some people tell us honestly on what should we felt in times like this?" Mild cases...and don't panic. This is already a pandemic and we are now in the world alert level 6.

But I will agree...because in panicking there is nothing that it could help. But instead, we should be more vigilant in battling this virus. Personal hygiene ladies and gentlemen.

Here are some of my public concern tips:

1. Don't cough all round, especially when you are in the public places.
2. For Christ's sake cover your mouth when you can't hold your coughing or sneeze.
3. If you are not carrying something to cover your mouth, immediately WASH YOUR HANDS. (Tips in your washing your hands, as Health Secretary would suggests: "While washing your hands do it with soap and a running water, and sing 2 happy birthday songs"
4.If you want to discard or excrete something out from your nose...USE A TISSUE and NOT A HANDKERCHIEF.. TISSUE IS DISPOSABLE. Therefore, throw that used tissue immediately in the trash can.
5.Bring some alcohol or hand sanitizers while you are in a journey.
6. Don't panic but be more VIGILANT for your health.

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