Friday, June 19, 2009

Sharing is Caring :)

As published in the international and local newspapers and television, Malaysia now has 23 cases of Swine Flu (H1N1). With the sudden increase, I believe it is important for us to take the precautionary measures to avoid this virus. In my workplace, the consultants travelling all around the world almost everyday (that's the nature of my job but I managed to escape...hihi, cause I currently attached with the PDC team, which handles projects remotely from Malaysia! :p)...and we, those who stays in the office are at the high risk! That is why, this morning we received an email from HR on the guidelines in regards with the matter. One of it, is that those who just came back from travelling (especially from the countries that are affected with this virus) are recommended to work from home immediately for 7 days; which is the maximum of times it takes to show the signs of affected by the flu. (beshnyer :p) If no symptom detected then only they can work at the office as usual. I think its fair enough right? No wonder I haven't seen Peggy since she came back from Beijing last week. Apparently she took her own initiative to work from home for a week, just for a precautions on her side...

According to information from World Health Organization (WHO) , you will not be able to tell the difference between seasonal flu and influenza A(H1N1) without medical help. Typical symptoms to watch for are similar to seasonal viruses and include fever, cough, headache, body aches, sore throat and runny nose. Only your medical practitioner and local health authority can confirm a case of influenza A (H1N1). Hence, it is important that you seek medical advice if you suspect an infection.

Lemme share with you the guidelines from WHO:

I pray that Allah SWT will prevent us and our family from being infected by this virus...amin! Here is a Do'a that we can recite after daily prayers in regards with this situation:
Or this Do'a, which been taught to me by Mak since I was in secondary school:

"Bismillahillaazi laa ya dhurru ma’as mihi syaiun fil ardhi wa laa fis samaai wa huas samiiu’l a’liim (3x)"

Hope this entry would help to increase our awareness on this issue and hopefully the 23 people who being infected will recover soon, InsyaAllah :)


HalfBlood Princess said...

Thank u dear for sharing! u are very caring!:)

Nadine said...

awwwwwhhh, ur so sweetla cikgu izu! ;)