Wednesday, April 29, 2009

the art of pig = swine flu

A map of the infected countries of the H1N1 flu of 2009:
black: confirmed deaths and infections
orange: confirmed infections
yellow: unconfirmed infections
The human swine flu outbreak continues to grow in the United States and internationally.
Today, CDC reports additional cases of confirmed swine influenza and a number of hospitalizations of swine flu patients. Internationally, the situation is more serious too, with additional countries reporting confirmed cases of swine flu.
In response to the intensifying outbreak, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 4. A Phase 4 alert is characterized by confirmed person-to-person spread of a new influenza virus able to cause “community-level” outbreaks.”

The increase in the pandemic alert phase indicates that the likelihood of a pandemic has increased.People start to wear mask to avoid from being infected by the swine flu virus!!

Swine influenza - WHO update
"28 April 2009--The situation continues to evolve rapidly. As of 19:15 GMT, 28 April 2009, seven countries have officially reported cases of swine influenza A/H1N1 infection. The United States Government has reported 64 laboratory confirmed human cases, with no deaths. Mexico has reported 26 confirmed human cases of infection including seven deaths.
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Canada (6), New Zealand (3), the United Kingdom (2), Israel (2) and Spain (2).......... "

More info about Swine Flu which i get from few websites:

Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs first isolated in swine in 1930, according to CDC. The illness is caused by four different type A influenza strains that can cause outbreaks in pigs, though subtypes H1N1 and H3N2 seem to be more common.

How do people get infected?
Human infection happens intermittently, with most cases occurring when patients have direct contact with pigs.

But cases of an infected person transmitting the swine flu to others have also been documented, says the CDC. (A 1988 outbreak in pigs in Wisconsin led to multiple human infections, and there was evidence that a patient transmitted the virus to health care workers.)
Human-to-human infections do occur similar to the way the human seasonal flu virus is transmitted — through coughing, sneezing and coming in contact with a person or object with the virus.
People cannot become infected by eating pork or pork products. Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160F kills the virus as well as other bacteria, notes the CDC.

Symptoms are similar to those of the regular human influenza virus: fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some who have been infected with the swine flu also reported having a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

The H1N1 swine flu viruses are antigenically very different from human H1N1 viruses and, therefore, vaccines for human seasonal flu would not provide protection from H1N1 swine flu viruses.There is currently no human vaccine for swine flu, but the flu vaccine may provide some protection against the H3N2 strain, though not the H1N1 strain.

Futher reading? links related to swine flu below:


U-soft said...

Truk la...
Jg2 kt eropah...

kokochan said...

to U-soft:
usop ke ni??hehe..
neway, thanks2!!

hirumi said...

Eh takutnya, tak sangka virus ni tiba2 jadiki pandemic.dulu belaja microbe dia cakap,virus tu sangat rare. i mean strain H1N1 tu..herm


~ rianus ~ said...

opocot mak ngko!!
terkejut tgk muka b*** tu~

kokochan said...

to hirumi:
to la pasal.. virus tu memng rare, dulu dia mostly infect pig je..skrg ni la merebak2 ke manusia plak sebb mutation...hoho~

cuak gak since symptoms dia mcm demam2 selesema biasa je...
pastu slovakia n germany jiran kita pon dah ada reported cases..walaupon xconfirm lagi..hoho.

tu la berhati-hati~

kokochan said...

to rianus:
hahahaha.. i saja je letak gmbr khinzir tu..i tahu pon gmbr tu agak mengejutkan la kalo sekali tgok, dah la besar pastu siap tayang hidung dia yg comel tu plak..hahahah~

raiNiey said...

*tumpang riso*
*memang kene riso pun*

kokochan said...

bunda jaga anak2 anda elok2 oke~

*agak risau jugak~!

SRISUFI said...

info yang sangat bagus!!!!!

selamat berjuang kawan

s.c.h.u.l.t said...

malaysia kelabu~

so selamatlah kan?

ke in uncertainties? hoho

oink! oink! tembak je dgn senapang gajah! dahlah sebuk bawak organisms dalam daging~ :p

.::*~nadia~*::. said...

wah.khinzir itu kaler pink! hahaha

kokochan said...

to srisufi:
thanks sri.. i like ur writing too~ very informative! :o)
btw, thanks for drop by here~

kokochan said...

to shult:
hehe..yup2! kelabu mean xda apa2,masih selamat..
but currently dah ada afew cases dijumpai di asia.. hongkong and korea selatan.. so malaysia kena berhati2 la jugak~!hehe..

yup tembak mati je semua babi ni..haha~

kokochan said...

to nadia aka shu:
hahaha..yup pink..tapi adakah ini bermakna khinzir tu included dalam senarai pink yg anda suka?? uwaaaa...tidakkkk~~~LOL!