Thursday, April 16, 2015

H1N1 Killed A Year 5 Pupil In Malacca: Symptoms of H1N1 & What We Can Do To Minimize The Spread Of H1N1

Yesterday, my boss called all the staff for an extraordinary meeting to inform us that a year 5 pupil in a primary school near our office has been suspected to be infected by the deadly H1N1 virus. I was dumbstruck upon hearing this saddening news. We were told that the little boy was said to have fallen into coma last Friday after having high fever. And today...I saw in prime time news...the little boy had succumbed to the infectious disease. My deepest condolences to the family especially the parents! :'(

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My heart sank when I heard that the boy did not make it. As a parent...I know how painful it is to see our little one falls sick...let alone... *speechless* condolences to the family. It rattles me how quick this H1N1 attacks the little boy. Apparently the boy was said to have contracted the fatal virus in an after-school care class. Probably he came into contact with a lot of other pupils? However...the authorities are still investigating the source of this H1N1. Hopefully it could be traced as soon as possible so that no one else will be victimized.

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Symptoms of H1N1 (Swine Flu)
~Sore Throat
~Runny Nose
~Muscles & Joints Pain

Everyone should remain vigilant and be more careful now. Knowing that H1N1 is contagious and deadly, we should all keep an open eye at our surroundings, other people, our family members and especially ourselves. Look out for symptoms of H1N1 that could actually help to save the lives of our beloved family members and ourselves. Do not take anything lightly and when in doubt, please consult a doctor immediately.

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What We Can Do To Prevent The Spread of H1N1?

  • Avoid hugging and kissing and shaking hands when greeting.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and sneezing.
  • Dispose of used tissue immediately after use.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms, seek medical advice immediately.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms, keep a distance of at least 1 mete from other people.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home from work, school or crowded places.

Apart from that, we should all do whatever we can do minimize the spread of H1N1. Yes! We can prevent it from infecting us and at the same time we can also prevent ourselves from spreading the disease (touch wood) if we suspect that we have got it. So hereby I hope all of us can do our part to stop more tragic episodes from happening. I know how painful it is to lose someone we love dearly. Let us stop this deadly H1N1 from wreaking our lives! :(