Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Many feared that swine flu virus will be full blown global flu pandemic

Many are now terrified that this swine flu virus that centers in Mexico will be a full blown global flu pandemic which now sends a wave of panic around the world with the United States declaring a public health emergency and the same cases found in Canada, and some European countries. Currently, authorities put global pandemic alert to Phase 4.

This swine flu outbreak now claimed 152 deaths and more than 1,600 illnesses in Mexico. 64 confirmed cases in the United States; 6 in Canada; 11 in New Zealand; two each in Spain and the United Kingdom; and one in Israel.

Even though there is no swine flu virus in the Philippines yet, health security measures are been issued: banning pork importation from Mexico, US and Canada, using thermal scanning procedure for inbound passengers and urging the people to avoid kissing and hugging in public.

If you have this new variation of an H1N1 virus, the symptoms include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, coughing, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

The virus spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes around another person. People can become infected by touching something with the flu virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes.

So far the thing that you can do if you have flu like symptoms, see a doctor right away and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

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