Friday, June 12, 2009

Global Pandemic for Swine Flu

On June 11,2009, the World Health Organization DECLARES Global Pandemic for Swine Flu.

In response to the global spread of the virus, a Phase 6 was assigned, which means a global pandemic is underway. More than 70 countries are reporting cases and over the last weeks, the numbers are increasing. Many reports are cases linked to travel or localized breakouts within a community.

I know in my area, there are many cases reported in the schools. Several surrounding towns have been affected.

Stay informed. Health officials should provide information as it becomes available. To help protect yourself, you should cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and make sure you immediately throw away that tissue.

Wash your hands often and use soap. There are also hand sanitizers you can carry, so when soap and water is not available,you can keep your hands germ free at all times. Do not touch your face: eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way. It is not always easy, but try and avoid people you know are sick.

For more information, click HERE and you can read in detail about Phase 6 and what it means.

More Links:
Explanation of Phases link

U. S. Cases Increasing

National Swine Flu Situation Page



suZen said...

For awhile I thought it was going away - not so much apparently! I'm a wash hands advocate - esp. in the grocery stores, if they have those cart wipes I use them! Since we added Vitamin D to our daily habits this is the first YEAR we haven't had so much as a sniffle - remarkable since hubs usually brought home everything imaginable from his office!

Raynan said...

Yup, This swine flu is spreading rapidly, schools near my office are being quarantined because of suspected symptoms of swine flu on student. When riding a bus or jeep, and when somebody cough or sneezes sometime it frightens me but not that much, but still its a growing concern, especially since i have a 9 month old baby girl.