Published: 10/07/2009 at 04:09 PM
The Public Health Ministry confirmed the 15th swine flu-related fatality on Friday.
The ministry's Bureau of Epidemiology said the latest death was a 63-year-old woman from Samut Prakan province. She suffered from valvular heart disease, high blood pressure and a lung infection.
She died on Thursday night and the ministry was notified on Friday afternoon.
More than half of the flu-infected patients were between 11 and 20 years old, the bureau said.
Fede wrote:...Left Luggage.....??
I don't want to alarm anyone here, but I have a dry irritating cough, a bunged up nose and that tell-tale heavy feeling at the front of the head......they say keeping a certain distance from those suspected as infected, is an advisable option....
So just leave a blank post either side of all of mine.
Fede wrote:Chris, this is very timely and useful.
I attended a Government programme of Health & Safety at work yesterday, as our premise is changing from a mere delicatessen to one also housing an Italian Bistro-eaterie, so I have to have a certificate of food hygiene.
It's really very simple.
The best and most effective way of preventing the spread of harmful bacteria either to food, or to another person, is to wash hands and to cover mouth when coughing or sneezing.
And I have to mention it here:
In a recent survey carried out in local business premises (of all kinds)* the following question was asked:
Do you wash your hands every time, after using the lavatory?
Women - 87% said yes. 5 % said infrequently. 8% said never.
Men - 4% said yes. 8% said infrequently 88% said never.
Wash - your - hands - !!!
And in every bathroom everywhere (particularly in premises where cooking takes place), the loo flush-handle, light switch and sink taps should also be wiped with an anti-bacterial cleanser.
It's easy, it's quick, it's effective.
(* this was a total number of just over 17,000 people).
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