Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Cerita Sakit Mata
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Correct timing to take water
Correct timing to take water, will maximize its effectiveness to Human body.
Two (02) glass of water - After waking up - Helps activate internal organs
One (01) glasses of water - 30 minutes before meal - Help digestion
One (01) glass of water - Before taking a bath - Helps lower blood pressure
One (01) glass of water - Before sleep - To avoid stroke or heart attack.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Ahad malam, bawa Nurin p umah babysitter. Nak dia tengok samada dah boleh hantar lum. Akupun x nak main hantar je sebab kat umah tu ada anak sedara akak tu yang masih dalam pantang. Berjangkit kang susah lak. Dia cakap tunggu sehari dua lagi sampai benda tu kering betul. Nak x nak kenala cuti sampai selasa. Terbang cuti aku. X bolehla nak simpan untuk GCR. Huhuhu.... Tapi tula. Kalau beranak kecik, cuti memang untuk semua tu je. Untungnya, bolehla aku mengemas rumah apa yang patut. Rumah aku tu, aku sendiri segan nak tengok. Dah berapa lama x ber'vacuum', x bermop. Cuma masih kemasla (syok sendiri lak). Yang paling best, x yah masak. Hehehe....Pagi sebelum gi keje, hubby dah beli siap2. Tambah lak, kembarpun aku x hantar sebab Nurin dah x meragam. Kesian nak kejutkan bangun pagi. Lagipun, nila peluang. nak spend masa ngan dia orang. Pantang orang tua lagi, x boleh menggoreng masa kena chicken pox.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Actually, I just wanna share my first experience as a pregnant woman. How to start ye? Ok. Masa tu, I'm still in the 6 months course. Not planning to get one very soon, but God knows the best. When I was in Kuala Kubu Bharu for Modul Bomba, my period already late. But, I just ignored it and believed the delay was due to the stress and hectic schedule for the past few months (Since June). After that, I went to Lumut for OBS, the last module for the first term. Here, I started to feel something. I slowly lost my appetite. But, I still got energy to go for 'kayaking' and whaler. For kayak, I almost do it all by myself even got partner becoz from the beginning he was mabuk laut. I must continue paddling to avoid from capsizing. Before started the activity, I just ate a piece of bread. Then, stop for lunch I just took half of plate. That's all. Thank god. I still survived after kayaking for almost 9 hours.
A day after cameback from OBS, went for Modul Polis. Here, everything getting worse. I feel nausea, tired,luckily not vomit. Appetite, lost. Very selective towards foods. But, still I went through all the activities including kawad. Even, I wore heels during the whole module. Crazykan. Few friends adviced me to tell the Supervisor but I refused. Keras kepala betul. Alhamdulillah, everything was just fine. So, after that module, I decided to buy the pregnancy test kit. The next morning, without too much time to wait, the result was 2 lines. Positive. Masa tu rasanya dah almost 3 months.
Only decided to go for first check up, 2 weeks after that. I just went to Hubby's panel clinic. So, the doctor confirmed it and 4 months already. Next check up, doctor do the scanning. Baby was ok but his/her weight can be up to 4 kg. He suggested me to go for proper check up at any specialist/hospital. Me and hubby already discussed and we agreed to choose government hospital becoz this is first pregnancy. We didn't know, what we were going to face or any complication that might happen before, during and after delivery. I still believed that goverment hospital do have all the equipments, experiences and specialists.
I ended up, doing my routine check up at Sri Kembangan's Poliklinik. Reminder: U can't go straight away to any hospital just for the regular check up if no. 1. At your area has Klinik Kesihatan. no. 2. u are not referring there. Hehehe.. I did the mistake. Went straight to the hospital but at the end turn back to the Poliklinik. Kata government servant tapi x tahu prosedur. Luckily, I didn't get morning sickness. Cuma, bad coughing until the 5th months. By, 8 months, I got oedema. My lower part getting bigger and swollen. I noticed, the belly is too big. I hardly wore my sandals and cannot rukuk during solat. Solat duduk jela. Kalau berdiri mau tumbang sebab x stabil especially masa nak bangun. Tidopun x selesa. If want to move from one side to another memang seksa. Weight, I gained almost 23 kg ++. A lot, right? Craziness towards chocolate and limau. Hate, x boleh tengok laut dan polis.
Almost every check up, I need to see the doctor and did the scanning. The reason no. 1. The water is too much. or no. 2. the baby was transverse. or no. 3. the baby was breech. When, it was 7 months, I need to drink 'glucose' in order to check the possibility of having diabetes becoz the family history of having this. Normally, need to do it twice, once in 5 months and secondly during 7 months. But, luckily I went for the check up quite late, so selamatla. Hehehe...X larat oooo... Hanya orang yang pernah minum tahu. Nak muntah, pening, nak pitam semua ada. Perut kosong then minum air yang dicampur bersudu2 glukos 1 mug. Loya. Kalau muntah kena minum balik. Kalau x, not valid. Tapi bagusla sebab mak yang ada diabetes tend to have big baby.The result, was borderline. Next step, they need to take my blood 4 times, morning, noon, just before dawn and night. Seksa nak ulang alik ke sana.
Finally, reach almost 9 months, I was referring to the Serdang Hospital for further treatment or should I say precaution becoz of the sugar level. On that day, I need to drive becoz hubby got something else. Lagipun, senang habis check up terus balik ofis. Unfortunately, when gone through the screening (check blood pressure, urine test and check body weight), the BP was really high. Cannot recall the reading but high. Then the nurse said we do it again. Sama jugak. She asked me ada pening2, I said no. She brought me to the treatment room and lied down there. The doctor came, do the check up and gave medication. After I think half and hour, they check the BP again, still same. The doctor said, u need to be warded now. I asked the doctor whether I can go back for a while and come back later. She said cannot becoz it's too risky. Later, I was on the wheelchair. I'm coming bed.hehehe....
I told hubby and he will asked somebody to send him to pick the car. Ma and abah just went back and when I told them, terperanjatla. Actually, Ma already told me that she had the instinct, I will deliver very soon. And it seems right. Dah wardedpun x boleh rest. Every hour ada je benda kena check. BP, blood, baby's heartbeat. Masa tu aku duk 3rd class. First class xde lagi sebab hospital ni baru siap dan baru operasi. 2nd class full. The next day, on Friday, the specialist came to do the scanning. Actually, the doctor already scan on the first day. She even told me hard to find the baby's heartbeat becoz it's everywhere. So, when did it for 2nd time, they knew why. It's twin. The doctor showed the screen and I could see clearly. 2 babies inside me. The positions breech and transverse. I'm speechless. No wonder I got so many complications towards the end. High BP, urine infection, high sugar level. When told hubby, hardly to believe but got really excited. That afternoon, my sis came and planning to cook nasi lemak for tomorrow. Hubby told he couldn't come that afternoon becoz got something urgent. Aku x kisah sebab aku ok je. They, and even myself assumed, it was too early to deliver.
But, that night, the doctor came and check my BP reading. It was like yo-yo. Up and down. The doctor said that I couldn't wait anymore becoz if my BP still not stable, me and babies could get Fit. She told the nurses to prepare me for surgery. They injected me with a medication to maturate the babies' lung becoz from the calculation still got few days to 9 months. Then, they injected me for dripping. Shaved few parts. Lastly, put the tube for urine. At the end the personels in the monitoring room got mad becoz the ward personels brought me there just by wheelchair. Sepatutnya, I need to lie down cannot sit. I was put in the monitoring room. They will monitoring me and if BP still unstable they will do the surgery that night. Perasaan aku? Sedih, takut. Dahla laki aku x datang.Huhuhu...
Luckily, my BP finally stable. So, they decided to do it on Saturday morning. But, I cannot go anywhere without somebody accompany me even go to the toilet. Tapi dia kat luar jela. If anything happen I just need to push the emergency button. Then, that morning, they allowed hubby to came in just before the surgery. Around 11 I was pushed to the OT. I only half paralysed. The doctor talked to me what's going to happen next and next. Tapi seksa dalam tu. During the process, they need to move the drip to other part becoz the 1st one didn't went well. Then, they put another wire on the right hand. They injected a short tube on the top of my left chest. To inject morfin as pain killer. I started to feel nausea and vomit when they gave the gas and injected me with something to avoid excessive bleeding. At 11. 45 a.m the first baby boy came out, 2.6 kg. A minute after that second baby, 2.7 kg. I came out from the OT and monitoring room half and hour later becoz they need to monitor my BP and unfortunately my body temperature was a little bit high. So, I only got to see my babies when they already cleaned up and diazan dan iqamatkan by hubby. Welcome to the world Hasif dah Hazwan on 11th Mac 2006.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I noticed since my first pregnancy, when I woke up in the morning, my hands will swollen, in pain and feel numbness. I cannot fully grip or hold something because it's really painful. To release it, I have to massage or do a little bit exercise. But, it's not fully recovered but help to improve my hand's function. It's really irritating. At first, I thought it was because of pregnancy itself becoz the hormone changes, or the blood didn't move smoothly like malay always said 'urat tersimpul'. Hehehe... biasala me typical malay.
It's not something in danger but will irritate u and like I said it will release for a while then happen again and again. I went to see a doctor and she performed one test to confirm it. I cannot remember exactly how the doctor did the test. What I can recall, I need to close my eyes, she touch certain area on the palm, then asked the difference of the touching between few point. Which is more, which is less. Normally, for the start doctor will only give medication to help ease the pain. Then she suggested to me to go for further investigation which is I still hold. Malas betul.
The specific reason for this is unknown. The treatment? The best is through surgery. For me, few things need to consider if to go for surgery. First thing, of course my kids. Kalau dah besar okla. Then, the post surgery especially the physiotherapy part. Malas or rajin or time constraint. Last, the consequences if I say no to surgery. The effect in future. Maybe for the time being, I will consider to try other treatment. Now, we have many options. Not only modern one, but also traditional and complementary like acupuncture, homeopathy, ayurvedha. Just to name a few. Interested to know more just google or go to this website http://www.medicinenet.com/carpal_tunnel_syndrome
Monday, November 2, 2009
Hari Sabtu, malam tu sajela bawa round KL. Boleh kata ni routinela sebab dah bosan. Yela. Hari keje mana sempat nak berjalan2. Balik keje, ambik kids dari rumah babysitter then balik rumah. Kalau keluarpun pegi makan. Kesian budak2 tu. Terperap je. So, malam tu macam biasala memang nampak monorel. Sekali Hasif boleh cakap 'Hasif x pernah naik kekapi. Mama ngan ayah x bawakpun naik kekapi' (kekapi tu keretapila). Aku pandang Hubby, Hubby pandang aku.
Next day, hubby cakap siap. Pegi breakfast then terusla keluar. Mula tu ingat nak naik ERL. But, finally, we decided to go for LRT. Our destination, Bukit Jalil station. Hubby tanya nak pegi sampai mana. Aku cakap sampai PWTC dahla. Boleh gak merayau kat The Mall jap. Almaklumla dah lama x menjenguk ke sana. Anak2 aku memang excitedla. X sabar2 sementara tunggu tren sampai. Kat dalam tren semua pandang kat luar je. Seronokla sebab boleh nampak semua benda. Nampak sangat jakunnya. Hehehe...
Turun kat PWTC, hubby cakap rondala sekejap kat The Mall. Tengok2 je then makan Sundae kat McDonald. After that terus balik. Budak2 especially si kenit dah mengantuk. Nasibla x mengamuk. Akhirnya, tertunai hajat anak2 aku. Akupun lega sebab diaorang ok je. Risau gak kang tiba2 melalak nak balik. Anyway, tengok jela gambar2 kat bawah.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wajah siapakah yang dikau cari
Setelah dikau mengecewakanku
Senyuman siapakah yang masih dikau nanti
Untuk mengisi kekosongan jiwa
Lembutnya lidah mengucapkan kata
Melafazkan dendammu rindukanku
Padamu hanyalah aku yang dapat menghiburmu
Dan jua melenyapkan keresahan
c/o Tapi kini tiada lagi
Senyuman manis dan tawa mesramu
Berakhirnya dunia cintaku
Kembalilah dikau dalam hatiku
Terangilah segala kegelapan
Nyalakanlah semula obor cintak kita
Agar damai hatiku dan hatimu
Kali ni jugak aku nak share satu lagi lagu favourite 'A Shoulder To Cry On' by Tommy Page. Dulu minat penyanyi yang paling utama tapi this song memang mempunyai lirik yang mendalam.
Life is full of lots of ups and downs
But the distance feels further
Whe it's headed for the ground
And there's nothing more painful
Then to let your feelings take
It's so hard to know
The way you feel inside
When there's many thoughts
And feeling that you hide
But you might feel better
If you let me walk with you
By your side
c/o And when you need
A shoulder to cry on
When you need
A friend to rely on
When the whole world is gone
You won't be alone
'I'll be there
I'll be your shoulder to cry on
I'll be there
I'll be your friend to rely on
When the whole world is gone
You won't be alone
Cause I'll be there
All of the times
When everything is wrong
And your feeling like
There's no use going on
You can't give it up
I'll help you work it out
And carry on
Side by side
With you till the end
I'll always be the one
To firmly hold your hand
No matter what is said or done
Our love will always continue on
Everyone needs a shoulder to cry on
Everyone needs a friend to rely on
And when the whole world is gone you won't be alone
'Cause I'll be there
I'll be your shoulder to cry on
I'll be there
I'll be the one to rely on
And when the whole world is gone
You won't be alone
'Cause I'll be there
And when the whole world is gone
You'll always have my shoulder to cry on
But, as parents, we must bear in mind that whatever name that we give to our kids will remain thoroughout their life until their afterlife. U can call them by using the nickname or maybe nama gelaran. However, the real name will always be there. U cannot simply let it go. In Islam, naming them with honourable and beautiful name is really important. Name that has a good and beautiful meaning not the unpleasant one. Indirectly, name will have influences in our life. Sometimes, name will reflect our personality and the way we behave.
Name is part of daily do'a and bring blessing to our life. So, when u call a person that has a good name, at the same time u pray for her/him. At one time, I was came across with one person whose name is Setan. Can u imagine that. Everyday, people will call him with that name. One thing of course pity him. Other thing it such an embarassment to him. But, what to do. It's not easy to change it. U must go through such a long process just to change your name.
Another thing that I noticed, nowadays people tend to give such a long name. Sometimes up to 4 words for one kid. Nothing wrong with that. But, at the end u just call him/her with a short one e.g Muhammad bla bla bla..... u just address him as Mad. In future it can create problems such as in order to fill any form becoz normally it has very limited spaces. Furthermore, for girls, it will give such a big challenge to their future husband. Guess what?Of course during 'akad nikah'. Mau berpeluh beb. Need to remember the akad and the lonngggg name of their bride and must say it in one breath. Hehehe.......... Salah satu perkataan boleh ulang sampai 2,3 kali.
p/s: Our prophet said "On the Day of Resurrection, you will be called by your names and by your fathers' names, so give yourselves good names." (Hadith Abu Dawud).
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sambutan Raya Aidilfitri
Walaupun Syawal telah beberapa hari berlalu tapi x salah kalau aku nak share tentangnya. Yela, as part of the way untuk ingatan dan kenangan. Sambutan tahun ni was a moderate one. Faham2 jela. Dengan ekonomi yang x berapa nak baik, bonuspun xde. Apapun, focus memang kat anak2 je. Dia orang yang memang seronok especially bila part terima duit raya. Mamanya pun excited sebab masa2 nila boleh tambah tabungan. Orang cakap musim raya ni musim rezeki budak2.
As usual, since dah beranak-pinak ni xdela peluang nak pegi solat raya. Sape nak menjaga ketiga2nya. So, yang tinggal kat umah cuma aku and my sis together with our kids. Aku memang excited especially boleh pakaikan Nurin baju kurung. While waiting all came back from solat raya, all the kids were playing with 'mercun pop-pop'. Suddenly, I heard Hasif said 'mama Hasif kencing'. Apa lagi kena amukla ngan aku. Orang belumpun habis solat dia dah buat hal. Aku tukarkan dia dengan jeans and t-shirt then said 'u will stay at home. I won't bring u anywhere' (Bengang punya pasal). Then abah said just wash the baju melayu and keringkan. After that iron jela. Kalau x kesian kat budak tu nampak weird. Yela orang lain berbaju melayu dan kurung. At 1st, I just ignore it, but kena buat gak bila abah cakap kalau aku x nak buat, biar dia buat. Biasala atuk memang sayang cucu lebih. Gambar aku up load later on. Dalam kamera my SIL.
Raya kali nipun, agak kurang meriah becoz mi (kakak ma yang sulung) kurang sihat. She got infection under the armpit. It was swollen and very painful. Normally, she was the one who is very busy preparing all the juadah raya. Rumah dia memang jadi tumpuan tetamu including relatives. But, this time around, the cooking was done by her daughter (of course x sama rasa, but what to do). Cuma mi memang kuat semangat. Even sakit camtu, dia akan layan every guest sebaik mungkin. Kalau tengok pada condition dia memang nak kena baring je. Then, on 2nd day of raya, she was warded. Doctor need to do further investigation before giving treatment. Luckily, nothing serious. The 3rd day she undergone minor surgery to remove all the nanah. And furthermore, have to do dressing process every day after the surgery.
Raya kali ni ma berhajat nak pegi melawat relatives and friends of cik. Walaupun cik dah xde tapi hubungan tu tetap kuat. Biasala kat kampung, kawan dah macam sedara. Alhamdulillah sebab hajat ma tercapai dan x terkilan memandangkan berpeluang melawat semua yang rapat dengan cik. Then, 2-3 hari lepas, ma beritahu that Mak cik Jah dah kembali ke rahmatullah. Innalillahi Wainna Ilaihi Roji'un.Semoga arwah ditempatkan bersama-sama orang yang beriman.
Ofis After Raya
Jemputan rumah terbuka banyak gak. Even unit aku pun buat sambutan raya kat dewan sambil rai mantan bos aku. A lot of work yang pending before raya has to be done. Memang memenatkan. Bos yang baru x banyak membantu. Walaupun every officer dah bagi detail kerja tanggungjawab dan kerja memasing tapi it seems dia kurang minat nak tahu. Yang dia concern mana2 yang related ngan dia directly. Kami dah macam anak ayam kehilangan ibu. No direction and guide. Semua benda yang dibuat atas rasa tanggungjawab berkat didikan dan panduan mantan bos.
Aku penat. Aku kena jadi runner antara orang atasan dan isu kat unit aku. Mana nak settle keje aku, mana nak settle isu officer lain. Maybe aku jadi mangsa sebab I'm the senior officer. Kalau macam tu apa guna ada bos kalau not reliable. Bukan nak kata aku bagus tapi tanggungjawab tu pada dia nak pastikan urusan unit berjalan lancar. Kami akan membantu ke arah tu. Tapi kalau itula situasinya memang terukla. I wonder, people keep on complaining that young officers who got fast promotion can't perform, not matured. But, since I berpeluang work with junir bos and senior bos, I can say that, give us chance and guide us. Then, u will get the result. Jangan nak pandang salah kami je. Kalau xde pelapis x mungkin ada pewaris.
Aku lebih penat sebab kena kejar dateline dan masa. Or, should I say aku yang dikejar masa. Alhamdulillah, mulai 5 Oktober aku dah naik ke satu tahap lagi. Tapi aku mohon tangguh sebab ada keje yang really need to be settle. Aku kesian nak tinggalkannya pada officer lain. Sekurang-kurangnya kalau that part settle sesiapa yang ambil alih keje aku x terasa sangat burdennya. Tambah lak dengan kerenah bos yang camtu. Dia hanya tahu I got promoted masa meeting. Ada sekali after that meeting dia panggil aku sebab ada isu. Ni lebih kurang dialog masa tu:
Bos: Bila u kena pegi? I x dapat suratpun.
Me: Sepatutnya 5 Oktober. Tapi saya tangguh 2-3 hari sebab ada lagi keje yang pending. Puan memang xkan dapat surat (dalam hati aku 'kau xkan dapat surat sebab aku naik pangkat dan ditempatkan kat unit lain. U are not my boss anymore)
Bos: Yela u settle la dulu keje tu.
Me: (Dalam nada bengang) Tapi mana boleh tangguh lama2 nanti affect pada banyak perkara.
Boss: Xpela. U settle dulu dan buat nota serah tugas. U pegi ada pengganti ke?
Me:(Tambah bengang) xde (dalam hati ingat aku bertukar ke siap ada pengganti)
She never bother and just don't care. Aku dah willing nak tangguh but langsung x appreciate. Bila dapat promotion ni, aku memang xde perasaan. Yang lega sebab I don't have to deal and work with her anymore. Lainnya susah nak cakap. Pertama, aku x berpeluang nak keluar dan merasa pengalaman kat tempat lain. Walaupun tukar unit tapi still in the same division. Kan aku pernah mention in my previous posting aku nak tukar suasana dan pengalaman. Kedua, perasaan aku dah xde kat situ. Banyak faktor yang menyokong rasa ke'tidakhadiran' aku di situ.Yang ketiga, suasana kat unit baru bukan jiwa aku. Bagus sebab aku belajar benda baru and it is very challenging. Cuma I feel I'm not belong there. X tahu berapa lama boleh bertahan.
Konvensyen QA Kebangsaan
Mula2 dapat tahu aku kena hadir konvensyen tu, aku semak aturcaranya. Sah xde kaitan ngan aku. Tapi dah dicalonkan dan wajib lak tu, redah jela. Lagipun, ni satu cara nak larikan diri dari keje kat ofis. Release tension orang kata. 1st day pegi, sorangpun aku x kenal. Memang ada sorang lagi officer yang kena pegi tapi aku langsung x jumpa dia. Presentation memang all related to the technical part which is xde kena mengena ngan aku. Cuma luckily, aku bolehla faham sebab dulu pernah menuntut ilmu dalam bidang2 yang ada kaitan gak ngan konvensyen tu.
But, towards the end, I realise that I learn a lot of things. 1st, u have a lot of opportunities to increase the productivity by only using the the limited resources. The most important thing be more creative. 2nd, think to maximize the outcome by minimizing the work processes and eliminating the unnecessary things. 3rd, don't think about the rewards in doing something, but it will come naturally if it for goods and benefitd everyone. 4th, I was able to learn and understand more on how other professions do their work in order to give the best to the clients.
Ok. Need to go now. Nanti sambung lagi......
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
'Puasa adalah rahsia di antara hamba dan Tuhannya dengan hikmah yang tersendiri. Soal amanah teruji apabila dalam keadaan lapar biarpun berseorangan'
'Banyakkan zikir di bulan Ramadhan. Sabda Nabi SAW: 2 perkara yang Tuhanmu redha iaiatu kalimah La ilaha illallah dan kalimah Astaghfirullahal'azim - Baihaqi'
'Perbanyakkan ibadat malam dengan berqiamullail sambil bertasbih serta tahmid dan memuji kebesaranNya kerana pahala menghidupkan malam2 Ramadhan amat besar'
'Ramadhan mengajar umat berkongsi kesusahan yang di alami oleh fakir miskin dan orang2 yang memerlukan. Falsafah puasa menerbitkan keinsafan'
'Peliharalah lidah daripada bercakap2 kososng, mengumpat, memfitnah, berkata lucah atau sia2 lagi melalaikan serta aktiviti yang membuang masa'
'Pada bulan Ramadhan ditutup rapat pintu neraka dan dibuka seluas-luasnya pintu syurga sebagaimana hadith yang telah diriwayatkan oleh Bukhari'
'Orang yang berpuasa sangat tinggi darjatnya sehingga digambarkan bau mulut orang berpuasa di sisi Allah lebih baik daripada bau kasturi - Bukhari'
'Hidupkan tadarus Al-Quran. Nabi SSAW pernah menjelaskan bahawa sebaik2 ibadah umatnya ialah membaca Al-Quran, apatah lagi pada bulan Al-Quran diturunkan'
'Orang yang berpuasa lalu membuat amalan2 sunat, diampunkan dosa serta tergolong dalam orang2 benar. Sabda Nabi SAW: Sesiapa hidupkan Ramadhan terampun dosanya - Bukhari'
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
For me, she is good either as a boss or friend. Senang sebenarnya keje ngan dia sebab kita clear apa yang dia nak, senang nak faham, senang nak kongsi dan tegas. Walau apapun, maybe ini yang terbaik untuk dia. I wish her all the best. Lagipun, kalau apa2 dia still ada kat sini until december. Cuma bagi aku maybe lega sikit sebab kalau ada rezeki aku akan keluar dari sini. Just pray and hope that the new one akan terus memastikan apa yang ada terus berjalan dengan harmoni dan baik serta akan memperbaiki sekiranya ada kelemahan.
Thank You Mantan Bos
Hari khamis Hazwan dan Nurin lak yang kena. Memang aku dah jadi cam bibik kat umah. Mana nak layan yang sakit. Dengan tido x cukup sebab Nurin merengek je. Almost 3 nights I didn't get enough sleep. Dugaan betul. Cuma yang aku lega Hasif dan Nurin nak makan even ada ulcer dalam mulut. Tapi Hazwan makan sikit2 je. Tupun, mengadu sakit tiap kali makan. Minum air pun kurang. Mana aku x risau. Kang dehydrated lain lak jadinya. Dah 2 hari x makan dia mengadu lak sakit perut. Lagila aku risau. Alhamdulillah, by Sunday Nurin dan Hasif dah almost 90% recovered. Dah makan dan x nangis. Hazwan until yesterday still kurang makan. Cuma okla sebab dah boleh hisap susu.
One or 2 days after fever onset, painful sores usually develop in the mouth. They begin as small red spots that blister and then often become ulcers. The sores are usually located on the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheeks.
A non-itchy skin rash develops over 1–2 days. The rash has flat or raised red spots, sometimes with blisters. The rash is usually located on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet; it may also appear on the buttocks and/or genitalia.
A person with HFMD may have only the rash or only the mouth sores.
Coxsackievirus A16 is the most common cause of HFMD, but other coxsackieviruses have been associated with the illness.
Enteroviruses, including enterovirus 71, have also been associated with HFMD and with outbreaks of the disease.
How It Is Spread
Infected persons are most contagious during the first week of the illness.
The viruses that cause HFMD can remain in the body for weeks after a patient's symptoms have gone away. This means that the infected person can still pass the infection to other people even though he/she appears well. Also, some persons who are infected and excreting the virus, including most adults, may have no symptoms.
HFMD is not transmitted to or from pets or other animals.
Everyone who has not already been infected with an enterovirus that causes HFMD is at risk of infection, but not everyone who is infected with an enterovirus becomes ill with HFMD.
HFMD occurs mainly in children under 10 years old but can also occur in adults. Children are more likely to be at risk for infection and illness because they are less likely than adults to have antibodies to protect them. Such antibodies develop in the body during a person’s first exposure to the enteroviruses that cause HFMD.
Infection results in immunity to (protection against) the specific virus that caused HFMD. A second case of HFMD may occur following infection with a different member of the enterovirus group.
Samples from the throat or stool may be sent to a laboratory to test for virus and to find out which enterovirus caused the illness. However, it can take 2–4 weeks to obtain test results, so health care providers usually do not order tests.
Treatment and Medical Management
Symptoms can be treated to provide relief from pain from mouth sores and from fever and aches:
Fever can be treated with antipyretics (drugs that reduce fevers).
Pain can be treated with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or other over-the-counter pain relievers.
Mouthwashes or sprays that numb pain can be used to lessen mouth pain.
Fluid intake should be enough to prevent dehydration (lack of body fluids). If moderate-to-severe dehydration develops, it can be treated medically by giving fluids through the veins.
A specific preventive for HFMD is not available, but the risk of infection can be lowered by following good hygiene practices.
Good hygiene practices that can lower the risk of infection include
Washing hands frequently and correctly (see Clean Hands Save Lives! ) and especially after changing diapers and after using the toilet
Cleaning dirty surfaces and soiled items, including toys, first with soap and water and then disinfecting them by cleansing with a solution of chlorine bleach (made by adding 1 tablespoon of bleach to 4 cups of water)
Avoiding close contact (kissing, hugging, sharing eating utensils or cups, etc.) with persons with HFMD
Complications from the virus infections that cause HFMD are not common, but if they do occur, medical care should be sought.
Viral or "aseptic meningitis can rarely occur with HFMD. Viral meningitis causes fever, headache, stiff neck, or back pain. The condition is usually mild and clears without treatment; however, some patients may need to be hospitalized for a short time.
Other more serious diseases, such as encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or a polio-like paralysis, result even more rarely. Encephalitis can be fatal.
There have been reports of fingernail and toenail loss occurring mostly in children within 4 weeks of their having hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). At this time, it is not known whether the reported nail loss is or is not a result of the infection. However, in the reports reviewed, the nail loss has been temporary and nail growth resumed without medical treatment.
Since 1997, outbreaks of HFMD caused by enterovirus 71 have been reported in Asia and Australia.
HFMD caused by coxsackievirus A16 infection is a mild disease. Nearly all patients recover in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment.
HFMD caused by enterovirus 71 has shown a higher incidence of neurologic (nervous system) involvement.
Fatal cases of encephalitis (swelling of the brain) caused by enterovirus 71 have occurred during outbreaks.
Untuk kali ni aku masih nak berkongsi beberapa lagi renungan untuk panduan dan rujukan kita menjalani ibadat puasa. Mungkin puasa tahun ini sudah hampir sampai ke penghujung tetapi ilmu dan panduan ini berguna sampai bila2, selagi hayat dikandung badan.
'Elakkan makan daripada makanan yang syubhah iaitu ragu2 antara yang halal atau haram dan yang ternyata haramnya ketika berbuka puasa atau bersahur'
'Hidupkan malam2 Ramadhan dengan solat pasti beroleh keampunan. Sabda Nabi SAW: Sesiapa yang bersolat pada malam2 Ramadhan akan diampunkan dosanya - Bukhari'
'Menyediakan makanan untuk orang berbuka puasa, besar ganjarannya. Sabda Nabi SAW: Pahala orang yang beri makan orang berbuka puasa sama dengan orang2 yang berpuasa - Tirmizi'
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tambah lak aku still breastfeed si kenit. Kalau x makan (sekarang puasa ye) memang x boleh. Pernah plan nak diet tapi at the end sampai menggigil2. Bukan kata x makan langsung tapi aku hadkan amount dan pilih jenis makanan. Tapi bila difikirkan, agaknya aktiviti dah level sedentary. Metabolisme pun makin lama makin rendah seiring dengan peningkatan usia (dah tua aku). So kalau makan tetap sama tapi metabolisme makin menurun memangla naik badan. Pas tu mana ada masa nak exercise. Balik keje dah mula aktiviti kat umah lak. Tu sebab start pose ni memang azam aku untuk at least hilang beberapa kg. Kalau bolehla.
Rupanya dah berkarat ilmu pemakanan aku. Yela dulu hari2 duk mengadap benda tu dan kena sentiasa update diri dengan knowledge pasal tu tapi sekarang bidang keje dah menyimpang jauh mana nak ingat. Walau apapun, minat dan pilihan aku tetap nutrition especially sports nutrition. Kalau diikutkan memang aku dah banyak ketinggalan dalam hal ni. Cuma kalau ada kelapangan aku tetap update diri. Walaupun bukan untuk kerjaya tapi at least for my own benefit. Rasulullah dah berpesan tuntutla ilmu sehingga ke negeri China. Menuntut ilmu xkan berhenti sehingga tiba ajal kita.
Insyaallah satu hari aku memang menyimpan hasrat nak pergi lebih jauh dalam bidang yang mungkin ada kena mengena ngan minat aku. Apapun, Allah dah tetapkan yang terbaik untuk aku. Masa mula2 nak terima keje nipun memang aku fikir panjang. But, I think I made the right choice and never regret it. Maybe in future, kalau apa yang aku impikan menjadi kenyataan I hope I can contribute something in that area.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Aku seronok nak puasa sebab yang bersebab. Pertama, of course bila mula bulan puasa semangat nak mengaji dan khatam tu cukup kuat. Cumanya bila dah ada anak kecik, aku cukup bersyukur kalau dapat jadikan pertingkatkan amalan tu kalaupun x khatam. Kedua, solat terawih tapi lagi sekali dah berapa tahun aku xde kesempatan nak melakukannya. Xpela. Allah dah janji jaga anak tupun besar ganjarannya. Insyaallah.
Yang ketiga, bulan puasa ni sekurang-kurangnya dapat mengajar aku untuk lebih bersabar especially masa drive. Hehehe...selamatla sape2 yang berkenaan dari kena maki hamun aku. Yela, kalau bawa kete macam x ingat dunia sape yang kenapun marah. Dan lagi satu aku beringat supaya x mengumpat (Bocor rahsia suka mengumpat.Hehehe...)Pendek kata menghalang aku untuk lakukan benda-benda yang Allah x suka. Yang keempat, rehatla sikit perut aku dan sekaligus boleh menguruskan badan. Kalau x mengunyah je sepanjang masa. Yang kelima, aku seronok sebab masak sekali je. Hehehe... sahur makan je apa2. Nasibla laki aku x komplen.Ehem...x tahula kalau kat belakang dia duk kutuk aku.
Dan lain-lainla. memang ramadhan ni bulan penuh keberkatan. Kalau x, xkanla orang yang berniaga untuk bulan ni je boleh dapat 10, 20 ribu. x berkat ke tu?Ni dari segi rezeki. Yang lain biarlah Allah yang tentukan. Yang penting kita cuba rebut keberkatan dan tingkatkan amal ibadah. Semoga apa yang kita amalkan dalam tempoh ni akan berterusan sehingga kita berjumpa lagi untuk Ramadhan di tahun akan datang. Itupun sekiranya Ramadhan ini bukan yang terakhir.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Sebenarnya aku nak kaitkan dengan apa yang aku rasa saat ini. Rasa tertekan, menyampah, meluat hanya Allah yang tahu. Aku tersepit antara tuntutan kerja dan prinsip hidup serta hukuman Allah. Ya Allah ampunilah hambamu ini.
Bila aku mula join servis ni boleh kata setiap hari diterapkan dengan istilah 'Yes Boss'. Bagi aku benda ni x jadi masalah sekiranya apa yang diarahkan mengikut peraturan dan polisi serta tidak melanggar adat dan hukum. Tapi bila dah sampai aku terpaksa mengorbankan pegangan dan prinsip hidup, tu yang aku dah x boleh nak tolerate. Bagi aku ianya dah melampau.
Kita keje ni sebenarnya mudah kalau ikut apa yang tersirat dan tersurat dalam setiap peraturan dan panduan. Tapi yang menyusahkan bila ada arahan-arahan yang memaksa kita untuk melanggar apa yang telah ditetapkan. Memangla orang kata peraturan manusia boleh diubah. Cuma apa gunanya kalau setiap manusia yang rasa diri tu berkuasa sangat memandang peraturan dan orang yang melaksana macam sampah.
Rasa sakit hati aku ni memang dah tak terbendung. Mau je aku tukar jadi transformer, xpun ultraman pegi fire je orang tu. Hehehe...masalahnya aku x boleh jadi semua tu. Bila difikirkan, aku sebenarnya x heran kalau ramai meragui ketelusan dan ke'integriti'an orang-orang yang 'berkuasa'(Boleh faham ke? kalau x bolehpun, buat-buat jela faham).
Kalau dikaji, diselam, diselak semua perkara memang masalah rasuah, salah guna kuasa, x boleh dihapuskan. Dah ramai yang terkena tapi tidak sampai ke akar umbi. Setakat peringkat daun, ranting dan dahan. Tapi batang dan akar masih lagi teguh berdiri. Fikir, fikirkanlah (ni bukan trademark mazidul dalam 360 ke?).
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Bila kita sebut pasal black magic atau ilmu hitam ni, sebenarnya kepercayaan atau boleh aku kata kepenggunaannya adalah melibatkan semua umat manusia x kira bangsa, agama, benua atau apa saja. X percaya? Cuba tengok filem-filem orang putih, jepun, korea, hindi , melayu, cina boleh kata semua ada cerita pasal ilmu hitam ni. Cuma panggilan itu berbeza-beza voodoo (betul ke ejaan ni, lantakla), sihir, black magic dan lain-lain la. Benda-benda ni semua wujud sebab terdapat manusia yang lebih percaya kuasa ilmu hitam dari kuasa Allah untuk aniaya dan kenakan sesama manusia. Yang sedih ada yang menderita kerananya. Masya Allah. Na 'uzubillah. Jauhkan aku dari semua tu. Tetapkan iman aku
Aku nak kongsi satu cerita dengan pembaca budiman sekalian (chewah.. Bukan main lagi bahasa ada bunga.Tupun kalau ada pembaca). Terdapat negeri A di negara Kayangan. Permaisuri dan rakyat hidup aman damai tanpa ada sengketa walaupun golongan jejaka hanya tinggal beberapa kerat je . Tapi itu x menimbulkan masalah malah mereka saling bekerjasama dan tolong menolong. Tiba satu hari yang x berapa nak cerah, negeri A telah menerima kedatangan seorang jejaka yang ingin berhijrah ke situ. Permaisuri dan rakyat menerima kedatangannya dengan hati terbuka dan ikhlas. Malangnya, kedatangan tersebut telah menimbulkan huru-hara kepada negeri A. Sang jejaka yang x berapa muda ini, mula menunjukkan belang. Dia mengganggu ketenangan di tempat tersebut tanpa timbul rasa bersalah. Permaisuri dan rakyat mula rasa terancam dan tidak selamat. Kebimbangan permaisuri menjadi kenyataan. Sang jejaka durjana telah menggunakan ilmu hitamnya demi kuasa dan kekayaan ke atas Permaisuri. Walau bagaimanapun, Allah masih menyayangi Permaisuri dan telah membukakan jalan untuk beliau bertindak dan mengekang perkara tersebut dari berlanjutan. Akhirnya si jejaka telah disingkirkan keluar dan dihalau. Tetapi Permaisuri tetap mengambil langkah berjaga -jaga kerana dia tahu si jahanam tersebut akan melakukan pembalasan.
p / s: Ini adalah kisah benar dan berlaku di zaman yang serba moden dan canggih ni. Aku memang susah nak percaya perkara ni tapi tula yang berlaku. Bagi aku kalau kita dah sampai usia yang kubur kata mai, mai dan rumah kata pi, pi tapi perangai masih amalkan ilmu-ilmu yang syirik dan khurafat memang xkan selamat di dunia dan akhirat. Apapun, rahmat dan hidayah dari Allah kita semua sebagai hambanya x tahu bila dan di mana kita akan terima. Wallah Hu'Alam. Sama-sama kita muhasabah diri.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Pihak yang berkenaanpun sepatutnya kena main peranan aktif.Sepatutnya sekarang ni dah x boleh anjur sebarang aktiviti yang melibatkan ramai orang. Salurkan maklumat yang mencukupi seperti hospital dan klinik yang boleh buat saringan dan membekalkan antiviral, wajibkan pemakaian mask dan apa-apa yang patutla. Wabak ni xkan dapat berhenti dengan cepat sebab melibatkan manusia. Kalau macam kes J.E dan selsema burung kita boleh membanteras dengan menghapuskan vektornya. Tapi ni memang susah. Apa yang penting bak kata wonderpets 'kerjasama' semua pihak.
Apa sebenarnya H1N1?Ni aku pastekan maklumat yang aku dapat dari website ni www.cdc.gov
Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You
Novel H1N1 FluWhat is novel H1N1 (swine flu)?
Novel H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of novel H1N1 flu was underway.
Why is novel H1N1 virus sometimes called “swine flu”?
This virus was originally referred to as “swine flu” because laboratory testing showed that many of the genes in this new virus were very similar to influenza viruses that normally occur in pigs (swine) in North America. But further study has shown that this new virus is very different from what normally circulates in North American pigs. 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.
Are there human infections with novel H1N1 virus in the U.S.?
Yes. Human infections with the new H1N1 virus are ongoing in the United States. Most people who have become ill with this new virus have recovered without requiring medical treatment.
CDC routinely works with states to collect, compile and analyze information about influenza, and has done the same for the new H1N1 virus since the beginning of the outbreak. This information is presented in a weekly report, called FluView.
Is novel H1N1 virus contagious?
CDC has determined that novel H1N1 virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human.
How does novel H1N1 virus spread?
Spread of novel H1N1 virus is thought to occur in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something – such as a surface or object – with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
What are the signs and symptoms of this virus in people?
The symptoms of novel H1N1 flu virus in people include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. A significant number of people who have been infected with this virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting. Severe illnesses and death has occurred as a result of illness associated with this virus.
How severe is illness associated with novel H1N1 flu virus?
Illness with the new H1N1 virus has ranged from mild to severe. While most people who have been sick have recovered without needing medical treatment, hospitalizations and deaths from infection with this virus have occurred.
In seasonal flu, certain people are at “high risk” of serious complications. This includes people 65 years and older, children younger than five years old, pregnant women, and people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions. About 70 percent of people who have been hospitalized with this novel H1N1 virus have had one or more medical conditions previously recognized as placing people at “high risk” of serious seasonal flu-related complications. This includes pregnancy, diabetes, heart disease, asthma and kidney disease.
One thing that appears to be different from seasonal influenza is that adults older than 64 years do not yet appear to be at increased risk of novel H1N1-related complications thus far. CDC laboratory studies have shown that children and few adults younger than 60 years old do not have existing antibody to novel H1N1 flu virus; however, about one-third of adults older than 60 may have antibodies against this virus. It is unknown how much, if any, protection may be afforded against novel H1N1 flu by any existing antibody.
How does novel H1N1 flu compare to seasonal flu in terms of its severity and infection rates?
With seasonal flu, we know that seasons vary in terms of timing, duration and severity. Seasonal influenza can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Each year, in the United States, on average 36,000 people die from flu-related complications and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related causes. Of those hospitalized, 20,000 are children younger than 5 years old. Over 90% of deaths and about 60 percent of hospitalization occur in people older than 65.
When the novel H1N1 outbreak was first detected in mid-April 2009, CDC began working with states to collect, compile and analyze information regarding the novel H1N1 flu outbreak, including the numbers of confirmed and probable cases and the ages of these people. The information analyzed by CDC supports the conclusion that novel H1N1 flu has caused greater disease burden in people younger than 25 years of age than older people. At this time, there are few cases and few deaths reported in people older than 64 years old, which is unusual when compared with seasonal flu. However, pregnancy and other previously recognized high risk medical conditions from seasonal influenza appear to be associated with increased risk of complications from this novel H1N1. These underlying conditions include asthma, diabetes, suppressed immune systems, heart disease, kidney disease, neurocognitive and neuromuscular disorders and pregnancy.
How long can an infected person spread this virus to others?
People infected with seasonal and novel H1N1 flu shed virus and may be able to infect others from 1 day before getting sick to 5 to 7 days after. This can be longer in some people, especially children and people with weakened immune systems and in people infected with the new H1N1 virus.
Prevention & Treatment
What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
There is no vaccine available right now to protect against novel H1N1 virus. However, a novel H1N1 vaccine is currently in production and may be ready for the public in the fall. As always, a vaccine will be available to protect against seasonal influenza
There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza.
Take these everyday steps to protect your health:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners* are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) Keep away from others as much as possible to keep from making others sick.
Other important actions that you can take are:
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
- Be prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home for a week or so; a supply of over-the-counter medicines, alcohol-based hand rubs,* tissues and other related items might could be useful and help avoid the need to make trips out in public while you are sick and contagious
What is the best way to keep from spreading the virus through coughing or sneezing?
Keep away from others as much as possible. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Put your used tissue in the waste basket. Then, clean your hands, and do so every time you cough or sneeze.
If I have a family member at home who is sick with novel H1N1 flu, should I go to work?
What is the best technique for washing my hands to avoid getting the flu?
What should I do if I get sick?
If you have severe illness or you are at high risk for flu complications, contact your health care provider or seek medical care. Your health care provider will determine whether flu testing or treatment is needed.
If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.
In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
- Fast breathing or trouble breathing
- Bluish or gray skin color
- Not drinking enough fluids
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Not waking up or not interacting
- Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
- Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
- Sudden dizziness
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
Are there medicines to treat novel H1N1 infection?
What is CDC’s recommendation regarding "swine flu parties"?
CDC does not recommend "swine flu parties" as a way to protect against novel H1N1 flu in the future. While the disease seen in the current novel H1N1 flu outbreak has been mild for many people, it has been severe and even fatal for others. There is no way to predict with certainty what the outcome will be for an individual or, equally important, for others to whom the intentionally infected person may spread the virus.
CDC recommends that people with novel H1N1 flu avoid contact with others as much as possible. If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) Stay away from others as much as possible to keep from making others sick.
Contamination & Cleaning
Studies have shown that influenza virus can survive on environmental surfaces and can infect a person for 2 to 8 hours after being deposited on the surface.
What kills influenza virus?
Influenza virus is destroyed by heat (167-212°F [75-100°C]). In addition, several chemical germicides, including chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, detergents (soap), iodophors (iodine-based antiseptics), and alcohols are effective against human influenza viruses if used in proper concentration for a sufficient length of time. For example, wipes or gels with alcohol in them can be used to clean hands. The gels should be rubbed into hands until they are dry.
*What if soap and water are not available and alcohol-based products are not allowed in my facility?
Though the scientific evidence is not as extensive as that on hand washing and alcohol-based sanitizers, other hand sanitizers that do not contain alcohol may be useful for killing flu germs on hands.
What surfaces are most likely to be sources of contamination?
Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air. Germs can be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk, for example, and then touches their own eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands.
How should waste disposal be handled to prevent the spread of influenza virus?
To prevent the spread of influenza virus, it is recommended that tissues and other disposable items used by an infected person be thrown in the trash. Additionally, persons should wash their hands with soap and water after touching used tissues and similar waste.
What household cleaning should be done to prevent the spread of influenza virus?
To prevent the spread of influenza virus it is important to keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen counters and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label.
How should linens, eating utensils and dishes of persons infected with influenza virus be handled?
Linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick do not need to be cleaned separately, but importantly these items should not be shared without washing thoroughly first.
Linens (such as bed sheets and towels) should be washed by using household laundry soap and tumbled dry on a hot setting. Individuals should avoid “hugging” laundry prior to washing it to prevent contaminating themselves. Individuals should wash their hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub immediately after handling dirty laundry.
Eating utensils should be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap.
Exposures Not Thought to Spread Novel H1N1 Flu
No. Novel H1N1 viruses are not spread by food. You cannot get infected with novel HIN1 virus from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe.
Is there a risk from drinking water?
Tap water that has been treated by conventional disinfection processes does not likely pose a risk for transmission of influenza viruses. Current drinking water treatment regulations provide a high degree of protection from viruses. No research has been completed on the susceptibility of novel H1N1 flu virus to conventional drinking water treatment processes. However, recent studies have demonstrated that free chlorine levels typically used in drinking water treatment are adequate to inactivate highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza. It is likely that other influenza viruses such as novel H1N1 would also be similarly inactivated by chlorination. To date, there have been no documented human cases of influenza caused by exposure to influenza-contaminated drinking water.
Can novel H1N1 flu virus be spread through water in swimming pools, spas, water parks, interactive fountains, and other treated recreational water venues?
Influenza viruses infect the human upper respiratory tract. There has never been a documented case of influenza virus infection associated with water exposure. Recreational water that has been treated at CDC recommended disinfectant levels does not likely pose a risk for transmission of influenza viruses. No research has been completed on the susceptibility of novel H1N1 influenza virus to chlorine and other disinfectants used in swimming pools, spas, water parks, interactive fountains, and other treated recreational venues. However, recent studies have demonstrated that free chlorine levels recommended by CDC (1–3 parts per million [ppm or mg/L] for pools and 2–5 ppm for spas) are adequate to disinfect avian influenza A (H5N1) virus. It is likely that other influenza viruses such as novel H1N1 virus would also be similarly disinfected by chlorine.
Can novel H1N1 influenza virus be spread at recreational water venues outside of the water?
Yes, recreational water venues are no different than any other group setting. The spread of this novel H1N1 flu is thought to be happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.