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Aklan's health workers sustaining information campaign on A(H1N1)

by Venus G. Villanueva

Kalibo, Aklan (22 June) -- Aklan's health workers are vigilantly sustaining the campaign against the much-feared A (H1N1) virus, cases of which are rising daily in the country.

According to Aklan's Provincial DOH Representatives of the Provincial Health Team Office here deployed in the province's 17 municipalities, sustained information campaigns on the prevention and control of A (H1N1) virus are being conducted in their respective areas to emphasize to the constituents the health hazard brought by the virus.

The DOH has recently conducted in the province a briefing/orientation on the A (H1N1) virus with Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) as participants.

According to the DOH Representatives, briefings on A (H1N1) are now conducted in the municipalities in schools in the barangays. Local government units also initiate briefings attended by the Local Health Board, government and non-government agencies, Sangguniang Bayan members, school heads and barangay officials.

Dr. Myrtle Pelayo, who heads the Provincial Health Team Office here, continuously advocates proper hygiene by frequent handwashing, good nutrition, enough rest and sleep to strengthen the body's immune system to prevent flu and other diseases.

According to the DOH, the Influenza A (H1N1) is caused by a novel virus that resulted from the reassortment of 4 viruses from pigs, human and birds, which causes illness in people that may lead to death.

The DOH advises that to prevent the disease, one must cover his/her mouth while sneezing, and coughing, avoid close contact with sick people and increase the body's resistance.

At the recent briefing, the DOH, through Dr. Glen Alonsabe, called on people who have flu not to self-medicate but must consult a doctor right away.

Health workers here also stressed during briefings that Influenza A (H1N1) is not transmitted by eating thoroughly cooked pork. (PIA) [top]

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