19 August 2009

INFLUENZA A(H1N1)

SWINE FLU VIRUS/INFLUENZA A(H1N1)


In Malaysia, the swine flu virus or A(H1N1) are widely spread across the country. According to the flu count statistics http://www.flucount.org/, Malaysia have 4225 cases with 67 or 1.59% death rate. The 'locally transmitted 'virus had caused death especially to the young children. Few schools had been closed for weeks following dead case reported to prevent the virus spread to the rest of the students in the affected school. To understand more about this virus , log into http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/4/28/nation/20090428132524&sec=nation.

Even though the number of death cases is relatively small, Malaysians are advised to take precautionary steps to help stop the spread of the virus i.e seek immediate medical treatment if one have mild influenza symptoms and wear a three ply mask if they need to go out, avoid crowded area such as shopping malls, theater, market & etc, wash hand before eating and etc.

In Malaysia especially the Chinese home maker, good food are the key to excellent health. They do believe that drinking lots of plain water and taking fruits especially oranges and green apples do help to alleviate the infection. Consuming nutritious and cooling soup will help to clear all the 'viruses' inhaled throughout the day. In short, our body are cleanse thoroughly after drinking the soup.

Since I was having slight flu and cough (not caused by the virus confirmed by my doctor) , my mom have advised me to cook the soups (very easy) which I'm going to share the recipes with all of you in my coming blogs. You can drink this soup anytime time especially during lunch or dinner with a plate of hot rice.

STAY TUNE FOR MY RECIPES!!!

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