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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beware of H1N1 even if it's waning

A clear warning and advice to Singaporeans and this should apply to all of us here in Malaysia and South East Asia too.

" Has Influenza A (H1N1) run its course? It is on the wane, said the Ministry of Health, when it lowered the yellow alert to green nearly two weeks ago.

Time for some relief, but probably not yet celebration. Elsewhere, infections have not returned to levels normally seen for seasonal influenza. Nor has it stopped infecting people that usually do not catch the flu.

Previous pandemics, including the 1918 Spanish flu, packed a much deadlier second wave that killed younger and healthier people as well as the sick and elderly. The H1N1 pandemic has yet to peak, 10 months after the virus surfaced in Mexico and spread around the world. "

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