Thursday, August 20, 2009

H1N1 in Malaysia -

SMK USJ12 students seems to avoid schooling due to H1N1. This show the public concerned about the pandemic which is a National threat. What is H1N1?

The flue is a combination of 4 strains mainly
It has two genes from flu viruses that normally circulate in pigs in Europe and Asia and bird (avian) genes and human genes. Scientists call this a "quadruple reassortant" virus.

4 Strains of strains all mutated into one big giant H1N1 Virus. Look at above:-
a) Avian Strains
b) Human
c) Swine

Taken from www.thestar.com.my
Subang Jaya: Attendance was low at SMK USJ12 yesterday judging by the number of vehicles dropping off students outside the school before the morning session.

Despite the school conducting an extra-curricular assessment exercise, many students chose to skip school after a teacher died on Wednesday morning from severe pneumonia and multiple organs failure.

Rumours were abound that Chai Mee Feng had passed away due to complications from the Influenza A(H1N1) virus, although parents reported that school authorities had denied this.

Although the school allowed morning session students to call their parents to pick them up from school on Wednesday morning, a notice was later put up at the school gate stating that the school would operate as usual for the Wednesday afternoon session as well as yesterday and today.

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