Monday, May 25, 2009

swine flu

from philstar.com:

BREAKING NEWS
Philippines tracing 50 people for swine flu
Updated May 25, 2009 05:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine health officials are trying to locate at least 50 people who attended a wedding with a Taiwanese woman and her daughter before they tested positve for swine flu.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque said today a woman and her five-year-old daughter went to a wedding in Zambales province and got sick after returning to Taiwan last week.

He said health workers are trying to trace people who may have been exposed to the pair and have them tested for swine flu.

The Philippines has so far confirmed two cases of swine flu. Both have recovered.


all this swine-flu business is making a lotta people very nervious. there should be serious campaigns informing people on how to prevent the spread of this virus and how to avoid getting it. often times it's as simple as washing your hands with soap and water. we should really start keeping a little tube of liquid soap in our kikay kit because a lot of public toilets don't have soap—or people steal them, ugh. (those mini sizes of shower gels from hotels would be perfect.) and when you travel, it's a good idea to bring some alcohol or lysol with you to swipe or spray anything you touch (before you touch it, of course). you never know who's been there before you and what they did, eww! lately we've been bringing along this spray bottle whenever we travel: it's called se-và service mat and towel refresher. made of non-toxic and earth-friendly ingredients, it's really for people who go to the gym or yoga studios. you're supposed to spray it onto your yoga mat before using it (and maybe after, for the next person :-) also on towels. you can even spray it on your skin—it's got a subtle lemony scent. but it works just as well in a hotel room. call us OC or OA, but we have the habit of spray-and-wiping alcohol on the toilet bowl, faucets, door knobs, and TV remote control before we use any of them. like we said, you don't know who was there before you and what they did!

se-và service mat and towel refresher (P350) available at aura athletica, certified calm, and pulse yoga .

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