INFLUENZA A ( H1N1 )
Is an acute respiratory infection caused by Influenza A virus (H1N1 subtype). It is spreading very fast to several countries including Malaysia as a result of the appearance of new form of Influenza A virus ( novel ) which is due to genetic mutation processes. Therefore, everyone is at risk once exposed to this virus due to absence of immunity in human body. It also considered as contagious diseases which can be transmitted from human to human.
I. ROUTE OF INFECTION
This communicable disease can be spread through:
1. Direct contact with infected person ( via cough droplet or sneeze )
II. SYMPTOMS OF INFLUENZA A ( H1N1 )
1. High fever ( > 38 * C )
3. Sore throat
4. Difficulty in breathing
5. Bodyache / myalgia
If YOU have the above symptoms
a. Have direct contact with Influenza A ( H1N1 ) confirmed cases such as boarding with the same car / aircraft or staying in the same house
b. Recent ( within a week ) travel / visit to the areas which posses Influenza A ( H1N1 ) cases.
YOU are advised to seek immediate treatment at any government hospital