Just when the world is still reeling from the effects of the subprime crisis, the H1N1 flu (aka swine flu) descents upon us swiftly without any warning. So what is this Swine flu about? How does this affect human beings all over the world? Are we coming to yet another SARS period? Will this be a final nail in the coffin for the world economy? Will there be deaths in Singapore caused by this virus?
The best defence is often the most easily overlooked. It has been reported amongst health organizations and professionals in that the first line of defence against such virus is first of all our individual basic hygiene e.g. proper washing of hands before eating, covering of nose when sneezing etc. Let’s all do our individual roles in observing good hygiene practices and I’m sure we can overcome this disease together. One SARS outbreak is bad enough, I dread to think of the repercussions should history repeats itself again…
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Posted by Mr Justin Tan
Adult & Young People’s Services