Yesterday, I took my baby to a private hospital in Penang for a routine vaccine injection. My baby also was having slight fever and he sneezes when he cries a lot. I got shocked to see almost 7 out of 10 people (patients and staffs) wearing mask in the hospital. We were not wearing any mask and feel not so good about it. H1N1 outbreak is at peak now in Malaysia. We were advice to immediately take bath after return from hospital. Frequently, wash our hands and avoid bringing baby to crowded places or hospital. Also, if we coming into the house from outside (usually from crowded place or hospital), immediately remove the clothes and take bath before touch anyone.
I don’t keep track of H1N1 stats but I remembered looking at google mapfor H1N1 and it was about 2105 confirmed cases in Malaysia update on 7th July 2009. Recently, I read a news article in local news site, the confirmed case are now at 5800+ with today’s new cases reach 380 numbers. That is about 300% increase in 6 weeks. I’m sure the numbers going to increase much higher than this rate. All this while, I always complain about working from home as I don’t really enjoy venturing new places. Certainly, the timing is wrong now. I am thankful to god for giving me an opportunity to work from home.
Please check H1N1 symptoms, prevention and treatment I think it is best to get some back up medicine for H1N1 while stock last. Currently, the H1N1 medicines are pricey and I don’t see any chance that it can go cheap or easily available, especially with exponential growth of new H1N1 confirmed cases rate. It is the time to use your resources to get this H1N1 medicine ready stock for your family members.