Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A(H1H1) Awareness

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.

Signs and Symptoms in Humans
  • Similar to the symptoms of regular flu such as fever, headache, fatigue, lack of appetite, runny nose, sore throat, and 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.

  • 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
***** it was all over the news: philippines has the asia's first death related to H1N1.
***** there should be no room for panic or over-reaction to this issue. let's be educated!
***** i've read this post @ rico's blog "what is influenza A(H1N1) virus?" and opted to repost it here. thank you rics!


  1. thanks sa info chang...let's all be careful and be healthy..hehe

  2. korek jud mel! that's all we can do right now..be healthy! :)