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As day by day, our beloved land, Malaysia become chronic and worse with the popular disease which is Influenza A a.k.a H1N1. Therefore, here I would like to share a post regarding that for us to take precaution step as prevention is better than cure.

What can I do to protect myself from catching influenza A(H1N1)?

The main route of transmission of the new influenza A(H1N1) virus seems to be similar to seasonal influenza, via droplets that are expelled by speaking, sneezing or coughing. You can prevent getting infected by avoiding close contact with people who show influenza-like symptoms (trying to maintain a distance of about 1 metre if possible) and taking the following measures:

* avoid touching your mouth and nose;
* clean hands thoroughly with soap and water, or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub on a regular basis (especially if touching the mouth and nose, or surfaces that are potentially contaminated);
* avoid close contact with people who might be ill;
* reduce the time spent in crowded settings if possible;
* improve airflow in your living space by opening windows;
* practise good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active.:

My suggestion

  • As a muslim, pray a lot that Allah will protect us from this disease.
A doa that we can practice - which I took it from ratib al-attas which is a type of zikr collection.

Yaa Latif-an lam yazal
Ultuf binaa feemaa nazal
Innaka Latif-un lam tazal
Ultuf binaa wa'l Muslimin
(3 times)

O One Who is Most Kind,
Who never ceases to be kind,
Be kind to us in what befalls us,
You are indeed the Most Kind
Who never ceases to be kind,
Be kind to us and all the Muslims.

Wahai Tuhan yang senantiasa berlemah lembut, lemah lembutlah terhadap kami dari segala apa yang turun dari(balak dan wabak), sesungguhnya Engkau senantiasa berlemah lembut. Berlembah lembutlah terhadap kami dan kaum muslimin.

Another Doa:

Aslahallāhu umūra’l Muslimīn
arafallāhu sharra’l mu’dhīn

May Allāh improve the affairs of the Muslims,
may Allāh turn away the evil of the harmful.

Thats are do'a that I can share.

What about using a mask? What does WHO recommend?

If you are not sick you do not have to wear a mask.

If you are caring for a sick person, you can wear a mask when you are in close contact with the ill person and dispose of it immediately after contact, and cleanse your hands thoroughly afterwards.

If you are sick and must travel or be around others, cover your mouth and nose.

Using a mask correctly in all situations is essential.
Incorrect use actually increases the chance of spreading infection.

How do I know if I have influenza A(H1N1)?

You will not be able to tell the difference between seasonal flu and influenza A(H1N1) without medical help. Typical symptoms to watch for are similar to seasonal viruses and include fever, cough, headache, body aches, sore throat and runny nose. Only your medical practitioner and local health authority can confirm a case of influenza A(H1N1).

What should I do if I think I have the illness?

If you feel unwell, have high fever, cough or sore throat:

* stay at home and keep away from work, school or crowds;
* rest and take plenty of fluids;
* cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing and, if using tissues, make sure you dispose of them carefully. Clean your hands immediately after with soap and water or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub;
* if you do not have a tissue close by when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth as much as possible with the crook of your elbow;
* use a mask to help you contain the spread of droplets when you are around others, but be sure to do so correctly;
* inform family and friends about your illness and try to avoid contact with other people;
* If possible, contact a health professional before traveling to a health facility to discuss whether a medical examination is necessary.

Should I take an antiviral now just in case I catch the new virus?

No. You should only take an antiviral, such as oseltamivir or zanamivir, if your health care provider advises you to do so. Individuals should not buy medicines to prevent or fight this new influenza without a prescription, and they should exercise caution in buying antivirals over the Internet.

What about breastfeeding? Should I stop if I am ill?

No, not unless your health care provider advises it. Studies on other influenza infections show that breastfeeding is most likely protective for babies - it passes on helpful maternal immunities and lowers the risk of respiratory disease. Breastfeeding provides the best overall nutrition for babies and increases their defense factors to fight illness.

When should someone seek medical care?

A person should seek medical care if they experience:

  1. shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or
  2. if a fever continues more than three days.
For parents with a young child who is ill, seek medical care if a child has fast or labored breathing, continuing fever or convulsions (seizures).

* Supportive care at home
- by resting,
* drinking plenty of fluids and
* using a pain reliever for aches - is adequate for recovery in most cases. (A non-aspirin pain reliever should be used by children and young adults because of the risk of Reye's syndrome.)

Should I go to work if I have the flu but am feeling OK?

No. Whether you have influenza A(H1N1) or a seasonal influenza, you should stay home and away from work through the duration of your symptoms. This is a precaution that can protect your work colleagues and others.
Can I travel?

If you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of influenza, you should not travel. If you have any doubts about your health, you should check with your health care provider.

Jangan takut!
wa man yu'min Billahi laa khawfun 'alaih.
Barangsiapa beriman kepada Allah. Tiada ketakutan atas dirinya.

p/s:most information source from WHO website.
But some of it I add up by myself.

3 ulasan:

Ladyship Atie berkata...

dik, sorry, i forgot to tell u that i've changed my phone number.
add me kat ym eh, ladyship_atie
so nanti akak boleh btaw my number and we may discuss things as usual:)

take care dear cause i do care:D

Awanama berkata...

For me, H1n1 is the sign given from Allah that we, human are not going to live forever here in this world and should constantly be reminded of death. Death, you know what I mean, DEATH. As long as you believe that Allah will take your life when the time has reached, you have no power to delay it or to make it faster.

It is simple as that, protect yourself as much as possible, but if you die because of h1n1 or something else, just remember that Allah has decided it long time ago. And may everyone of us prepare to face death in the best possible way so that we are not going to be a loser.

There is no point of blaming everyone, fuming at someone else, because of h1n1, we need to remember it comes from HIM and HE has the power to stop it, not a doctor, not a drug, not a magician. Hope we are always reminded of this fact.

everjihad berkata...

to anoni,

true. you have well said it and remind me as well. Thank you for that. I really appreciate it.

Eveyrthing, from He we come, and to Him we will return.

May we die in husnul khatimah ( a good ending)