Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine Influenza: Watch Out Guyz...!!!

This 2 weeks, everyone all over the world was shocked by the emergence of an endemic disease called swine influenza. The outbreak of disease in people caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin continues to grow in the United States and internationally. Today, CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) reports additional confirmed human infections, hospitalizations and the nation’s first fatality from this outbreak. The more recent illnesses and the reported death suggest that a pattern of more severe illness associated with this virus may be emerging in the U.S. Most people will not have immunity to this new virus and, as it continues to spread, more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths are expected in the coming days and weeks.

Although this disease wasn't spread in Indonesia yet, we have to prevent our beloved country from this deadly disease. The government was respon quickly, especially in every airport that become the best way for swine influenza coming to our country by tourist.

By the way, what is swine influenza ? Swine influenza (SI) is a virus disease that can cause epidemics of acute respiratory disease in pigs. The disease is due to viruses from the type A of the Orthomyxoviridae family, (there are three types of Orthomyxoviridae, A, B and C). Etiology of SI is complex according to the high genetic variation of the causative viruses, mainly on two glycoprotein : hemagglutin (H) and neuramidase (N). A nomenclature for virus designation has been established by WHO in 1980. The disease causes high morbidity but low mortality. It can also persist as an endemic infection and is a potential zoonosis. I pick this explanation from *thanx bro..regrad !! So it's the right time to prevent our Indonesia from a deadly disease like swine flu.


  1. thanx brur..this is my first post in english.. :)


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