Author Topic: World Health Organization has raised the Swine Flu (H1N1) alert level to Phase 5  (Read 219 times)

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The World Health Organization has raised the Swine Flu (H1N1) alert level to Phase 5.       It is therefore important for everyone to remain well informed.   WHO Phase 5 is characterized by verified larger clusters but human-to-hman spread still localized, suggesting that the virus is becoming increasingly better adapted to humans, but may not yet be full transmissible.    While most countries will not be affected at this stage, the declaration of Phase 5 is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent.     

In response to the alert level and in preparation for the event that swine flu infections reach pandemic level pls. see information below :

Signs and symptoms
·         Fever, cough, colds, muscle aches, chills, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea/ vomiting and diarrhea
·         Person infected has history of travel two weeks from onset of illness to countries affected by H1N1 virus
·         By inhalation of direct contact with respiratory secretions/droplets expelled by speaking, sneezing or coughing of persons infected with the virus.
·         Avoid contact with people who have ILI (Influenza- like Illness). Maintain distance of at least 1 meter
·         Frequent hand washing  using soap and water or using an alcohol-based handrub
·         Refrain from touching mouth and nose
·         Avoid crowded areas
·         Improve airflow in your living space by opening windows as much as possible
·         If possible, postpone non-essential travels outside the country
If masks are worn:
·         Place mask carefully to cover mouth and nose and tie securely to minimize any gaps
·         While in use, avoid touching the mask
·         Replace mask with a new  clean, dry mask as soon as it becomes damp
·         Whenever you touch a used mask, wash hands immediately.
·         Do not re-use single-use mask
There is no evidence to show that swine influenza can be transmitted through food. Eating properly cooked pork and pork products is safe.
Immediately report suspected cases of H1N1 (Swine) Flu infection to the Quezon City Health Department Epidemiology Department and Surveillance Unit at telephone numbers 929-8902, 926-6848 or 929-7539.
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