• FluGateway_1
    Flu Gateway For Pneumococcal Infection
    The influenza A(H1N1) pandemic, which first broke out in mid-April 2009, had relatively quietened down for a period of time. However, the resurgence of the disease early this year could mean that the second wave is already in its infancy. Though the current situation is nowhere near as serious as the situation back in 2009, ...
  • Influenza
    Influenza A (H1N1)
    In late April 2009, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the emergence of a novel influenza A virus. This particular H1N1 strain of swine origin had not circulated previously in human to human transmission. It is also not related to previous or current human seasonal influenza viruses, and hence, the virus is entirely new. However, ...
  • PPG-Part-1-2010_0108
    My Child Survived H1N1
    Who would have thought that a seasonal flu could turn out to be a more deadly disease? When Damia Bastrisya came down with the flu, Erna Waty Salihuddin, the mother of the child, expected it to be nothing serious. Instead of visiting the doctor, she gave her child leftover medicines that she had at home ...
  • stop_the_spread
    Stop The Spread
    Influenza virus infection, sometimes called “the flu”, is a highly contagious viral infection that causes generalised symptoms such as fever, headache and muscle aches as well as nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose and cough. In the past, people living in tropical and subtropical countries considered influenza to be a problem only in western countries ...
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    Influenza Complications - Are You At Risk?
    Viral influenza, more commonly known as “The Flu”, has been around for quite some time now and has almost lost its notorious quality. Despite this however, it is important to realise that influenza has not lost its dangerous characteristics, and perhaps has become even more resistant in recent months. The flu can strike anyone from ...
  • Virus On The Loose
    By now, you may have heard of this respiratory illness, influenza. If you have not, then you should know that influenza, or commonly known as the ‘flu’, is a contagious viral infection that spreads through droplets when those infected cough, talk or sneeze. The flu is often confused with the common cold, but flu symptoms ...