A lot of students are absent from their classes due to a flu. Since cases of AH1N1 or influenza virus are rapidly rising in many parts of the country, suspension of classes in some schools who are confirmed with this influenza virus are strictly imposed. My two graders have no classes since last week due to a confirmed case of the said virus in their school. Classes will resume August 3, 2009. Before classes were suspended the school administration called all the parents to a meeting and formally informed us all about the so called suspension of classes.
However, we were advised that suspension of classes will only happen once. When classes resume and there are still a lot of students who are sick or have flu then those students should prohibit themselves in going to school instead of suspending classes again. This virus commonly spreading around the country and in some other parts of the world caused some people to panic. I hope and pray that this virus will come to an end. Though there is not much enough reason to get panic, but we cannot get away ourselves from this especially if we see and hear death reports linking to AH1N1. In my own understanding this virus is deadly if there are complications like diabetes, pneumonia or any other respiratory problems. But, we should also bear in mind this common phrase: "prevention is better than a pound of cure". We should protect ourselves, increase our resistance to fight this influenza virus. We should wash our hands frequently and maintain enough distance in talking to people suspected of this virus, this virus lives in the air for three hours according to the doctor who gave us a little refresher about the subject. Eat more fruits and vegetables, for there are nutrients found in this stuff to combat against certain diseases.
Just a friendly reminder guys please cover your mouth every time you sneeze and cough. It is advised also to wear mask and bring with you alcohol or hand sanitizer. Sanitize your hands before eating or having a snack especially in public places to prevent the virus from entering into your mouth. During the three day flu don't give other medicines except paracetamol. Since it is rainy season Dengue cases are also dominant, giving the wrong medicines will result to early bleeding. Better consult your doctor if you see signs and symptoms of flu.