Treat as if this is H1N1 for ILI — symptom relief for mild symptoms (paracetamol, hydration, cough medicines, etc) and self-quarantine, social distancing, be alert for complications.(source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/opinion/breaking-views/34391-ah1n1-flu-updates-on-10-faqs--dr-david-kl-quek)The Health Ministry realized that 90% of the H1N1 testings have turned out to be negative. It is hard to convince the public if the fact is revealed. But the Health Ministry like the WHO would like the public to believe the current flu is caused by H1N1, that is the reason why all hospitals and clinics were advised initially not to test for H1N1.
One thing the public should ask is how can we trust our health care system if the the H1N1 testing is only about 70% accurate. Is that the reason for the wrong treatment meted out to all the so called H1N1 victims?
From the initial on set of the flu pandemic, the government have foolishly believe whatever thing said by the WHO, which were designed to help drug companies raked in billions of dollar over the dead bodies of so called H1N1 victims.
Doctors in both public and private hospitals have publicly vented their frustration over the flu pandemic, as they were given contradicting advices from the MMA and the Health Ministry.
If you wonder why the dealth tolls seem to be out of control, please read this:
When you consume something that caused you to have stomach upset, that is the sign of slow piosoning.
Figures from the drugs safety watchdog, seen by the Daily Mail, show there have been 293 reports of side effects from the powerful antiviral since the beginning of April, when the swine flu outbreak began.
This compares to the 150 reported the week before - a jump of 143 in only seven days. The cases include heart and eye problems, and psychiatric disorders.
More than half of children who take Tamiflu suffer from nausea, nightmares and other reactions, a study found
The figures come only a few days after a study showed that more than half of children who take Tamiflu suffer from nausea, nightmares and other reactions.
The massive rise coincides with the launch of the National Pandemic Flu Service, which allows Britons for the first time to get Tamiflu over the phone or internet without the intervention of a GP.
In the first three days of its operation - between 24 and 26 July - no fewer than 150,000 Tamiflu packs were handed out.
A growing number of doctors have raised concerns over whether the drug is being handed out too readily, putting many at needless risk of side effects when in the majority of instances, swine flu is a mild illness.
The 293 cases, reported by doctors to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, are only of suspected adverse reactions. However, those that turn out not to have been caused by Tamiflu are likely to be only a fraction of the total.
There were 465 separate reactions reported, referring to 293 individuals.
Around a third involved gastrointestinal problems, such as vomiting and diarrhoea.
But there were also cases of heart and eye problems - together with 46 cases of psychiatric disorders and 48 disorders of the nervous system. There has also been one unexplained death.
Last week England's top doctor urged parents to continue giving their children Tamiflu if they come down with swine flu.
Sir Liam Donaldson, the chief medical officer, appealed for calm after the release of a study which showed that 53 per cent of children who take it suffer from nausea, nightmares and other reactions.
Sir Liam said: 'All drugs do have side effects. It is always a case of deciding the balance between benefiting a patient from a treatment and the side effects.'
There are, however, fears that if Tamiflu and the other antiviral drug Relenza are given to too many, it could lead to the flu virus developing resistance to them - leaving-Britain defenceless against swine flu until the arrival of new vaccines.
A spokesman for the MHRA said: 'Tamiflu and Relenza are acceptably safe medicines and most people will not suffer any side effects. The balance of risks and benefits for Tamiflu and Relenza remains positive.'
Gap year students have been advised against charity work in Third World countries - because they could do more harm than good by spreading swine flu.
Professor Robert Dingwall, an adviser to the Department of Health, said young Britons had a 'personal ethical responsibility' to consider cancelling such work.
Developing countries have a shortage of antiviral drugs, and are likely to be at the back of the queue once a vaccine becomes available.
Writing in the Observer, Professor Dingwall added: 'Staying at home this year will often be the morally right thing to do.'
"The agency that licenses medicines in Britain has received 150 reports of suspected adverse reactions to the Tamiflu treatment for swine flu.
The figure was released on 26 July as GPs said some patients were choosing not to take the drug because of concern about the possible side effects.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the 150 reports received within the UK up until 23 July mention 241 separate side effects, most of which were mild and already recognised as linked with the anti-viral drug. They include "mild allergic and gastrointestinal events", such as diarrhoea and vomiting. There were five reports involving nine suspected adverse reactions to Relenza, the rival drug to Tamiflu which is taken by inhalation and is less widely used.
One case of a suspected fatal reaction involving a patient who suffered liver failure after taking Tamiflu, was later attributed to hepatitis.
The MHRA said previous reports from outside the UK had suggested a link between Tamiflu and liver failure but none had shown a causal link.
A second report of a fatal reaction was being investigated, he said.
The commonest side effects of Tamiflu are diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain and vomiting. Reports from Japan, where Tamiflu has been widely used against seasonal flu, has linked the drug in rare instances with unusual neurological and psychiatric disturbances in children.
Doctors yesterday backed the advice of the Government's Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, that patients with swine flu should be offered anti-viral drugs, but added that it was up to the patients whether they accepted them."
Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/ and www.theindependent.co.uk