Tuesday, June 23, 2009

1st A(H1N1) death in the RP!

Good day guys! A(H1N1) is the most celebrated event or, I must say, the most troubling event in our times. It has affected millions of lives worldwide and is now in the Philippines with about 445 cases. But the good news is that 374 have fully recovered.

As I opened do my daily routine in the net reading news both local and foreign, I found one news that quickly caught my attention. The title of the article is "1st flu death reported in RP." It caught my attention not only because of the word death but also of the three words: 1st, death and RP.

The first death from influenza A(H1N1) is of a 49-year-old mother. She has so many sickness and the swine flu was not the cause of death but “congestive heart failure secondary to acute myocardial infarction aggravated by severe pneumonia – either bacterial, viral or both.” The patient also has tuberculosis, enlarged liver, kidney and spleen, tumor in the uterus and tyromegaly or goiter.[1]

The patient went home from work with cold, fever and chills. And on June 19, she wasn't able to take her breakfast and died even before the doctor came to their house.

This is a wake up call for us to take care of ourselves more and strengthen our immune system. Most importantly, we should ask for God's guidance and protection to shield us from this new virus. God bless to us all and keep the faith intact.

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