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    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    Human Swine Influenza (H1N1)

    I am so Kiasi now...
    Guess what? I am wearing mask! In fact, I bought one box of masks last weekend! Kiasi or not? Prevention is better than cure. Actually the reason I bought the masks was there are a lot of tourists in the train, as I will be in the "stuffy" cabin for about 11 hours, I did not want to take the risk, and decided to get some masks.

    My colleague who sits besides me was having flu yesterday, and I got her virus, I am also having running nose now and keep on sneezing! My boss is coughing badly but he is in a separate room. Should I wear the mask whenever I go to crowded places and when I take public transport? If I do, then I will be treated like an alien, everyone will start pointing at me and say:" Look at that siow one, wearing mask, so kiasi..." I am Kiasi, so what?
    Chances for the SWINE flu to be spread in Singapore is higher than Malaysia as there are more foreign investors in Singapore compared to Malaysia. Remember SARS and Bird Flu? SARS and Bird Flu cases were found in Singapore but not in Malaysia. But Malaysia got JE...

    The symptoms for this H1N1 virus are high fever in the early stages followed by cough, sore throat, runny nose and sometimes breathlessness a few days later. And no evidence to suggest that swine flu can be transmitted to humans from eating pork or pork products that have been thoroughly cooked. It means we can still eat Bak Kut Teh, Bak Gua or Char Siew Pao...

    Guys, wash your hand regularly with soap and water, and dry them thoroughly with disposable towels or hand dryer. You should also avoid touching someone else's used tissues and handkerchiefs...

    Let's do our parts and fight the virus together!

    17 comments:

    Joanna Tang said...

    Yalah! must be extra careful and super hygience lah, actually kuching here, nobody practise to wear mask yet, very kiasi but super ai bin!(want face)hehe!

    U must wear lah, since Singapore got so many tourists... Dun care whether ppl treated u like alien lah.. Take care ya, dear!

    jezalmy said...

    is better wear if singapore really got the virus...prevent first

    FAMILY FIRST said...

    you wear in singapore shd be ok kua. after all, singaporeans famous for kaisi & kaisu syndrome. but once the train stop in kl, please take out lar ok. we are not singaporeans .. hehehe.

    Borneo Falcon said...

    I only wear mask when there is a thick haze

    Towards healthy and leisure life~! said...

    Yes, prevention is always better then cure! Take care!

    WanWan said...

    take care lo...

    J.H said...

    that's right, prevention better than cure!

    p.s: I am still amazed on how your dearie can lost that much weight!!! Have to blog about that one day :-)

    Irenelim said...

    You wear stylish fashionable mask in pink color lor :)

    chrisau said...

    I think it's not really necessary to wear mask unless you are sick and don't want to infect others. After all, those mask won't guaranteed you won't get the flu. Try to avoid crowded places, how abt taking a bus to work? That may reduce the risk. Yeah, the MRT is so so crowded!

    foongpc said...

    Aiya, no need so kiasi lah. Wear mask won't really prevent the virus. It's spread easier via touch. Like touch a surface or object that has been touched previously by a person who had the virus, then you touch your eyes or nose, and you will be the next victim! : )

    foongpc said...

    Btw, did you wash your hands before touching your mask? If not, habis! If the virus are on your hands, they now get onto your mask, and since you place the mask near your mouth and nose, the virus will find its way into you! : )

    xynthian said...

    hey, no worries. It's even worse in this area here. :)

    sabahking said...

    u r not kiasi lah !! just prevent , dun care for other !!

    renaye said...

    hope this flu won't come to malaysia~

    kenwooi.com said...

    haha scary wei!
    yeah prevention is better than cure! =)

    amei79 said...

    never ever use the word "swine" for the virus spread lah...is unfair, as pork is not the cause, but seem human is the one who spread the virus to porks...lolz.

    Telly said...

    Yep~You're right!!!!