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Beware of swine flu

April 27, 2009

I dont want to cause panic but we should be vigilant with the news on the swine flu affecting the world at the moment. News on the outbreak with the epicentre in Mexico surfaced over the weekend and has caused alarm for many governments as health officicials said they are investigating suspected cases in people who travelled to Mexico and come back with flu-like illnesses.

 As of Sunday, 26 April, 103 deaths have been reported in Mexico with more than 1,600 cases have been reported. The World Health Organisation, WHO is co-ordinating the global response to human cases of the swine influenza A and monitoring the corresponding threat of an influenza pandemic.

Read more from the WHO’s site. Also download the PDF file below on the Q&As on the swine influenze.

 swine_flu_faq_26april

No warnings from the Brunei’s relevant authorities on this as yet. Lets see if there’s any in tonight’s news.Pigs-rearing has been banned in Brunei since 1993. Come to think of it, I havent seen any live pig in Brunei for donkey years now.

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