Yes, I still could not sleep. And how can I when tomorrow, err later this day will be the big day. I can’t share yet to you but it is for the benefit of my health. I am really thankful that this event came. It is something I have thought of doing but never had the courage to do so.
Another thing that is keeping me awake is the visit of a fairy. The fairy that my friends are telling me about was here a few minutes ago. Let me introduce you, The Fairy Hobmother, check him out on twitter 🙂
What is exciting about the fairy? As said, he is known by everyone I know as when he visit a blog he never fails to make the blogger smile. He is quite generous and many blogger already testified on this one. He got Fairy Overload over at Appliances Online and some fairy dust for us bloggers.
I am saying HE? for a Fairy Hobmother? Yes, Fairy Hobmother is a male person. 🙂
I’m happy but a bit nervous for something big that is about to happen in the next few days. It’s the one thing that I’ve longed to do but lack the motivation to pursue. But now I can say I’m a hundred percent sure to accomplish it.
I’m preparing some gear now, good thing I don’t have to buy the stuff that I need for the big event. And friends are there to support me.
The Department of Health (of the Philippines) and the World Health Organization (WHO) clarified that the Cambodian EV-71 was of the encephalitis type and not hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) as reported earlier. Affected Cambodian children generally presented with fever followed by rapid respiratory deterioration and impaired consciousness. Death occurred 24 hours from hospital confinement.
EV-71 infections do occur in the country but are reported with irregularity. Fatal EV-71 infection is still very rare in the Philippines.
Signs and Symptoms:
– Often mild hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD),
– acute respiratory disease,
– acute flaccid paralysis (polio-like)
– and the deadly brainstem encephalitis.
– HFMD is characterized as a self-limiting illness presenting with fever and accompanied by skin lesions or rashes.
Proper disposal of baby diapers or human waste, strict personal hygiene and regular hand washing prevent viral spread. The virus is known to be excreted in the feces since it is found in human intestines.
The DOH urges parents and day-care personnel to clean and disinfect toys and teaching tools that are easily shared with other children. This can prevent EV-71 infections, as there are no known effective drugs or vaccines.
‘There is still no travel restriction to and from Cambodia and incoming passengers will be subjected to thermal screening upon arrival in all international airports as a routine quarantine procedure,” Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona said.
The DOH National Epidemiology Center has included Enterovirus-71 (EV-71) infection as a notifiable disease in the country. This will compel all health providers especially physicians to report individual cases or even outbreaks.
“Mandatory notification will improve monitoring of EV-71 infections and ensure that necessary measures are in place to guarantee that the Philippines is free from the highly fatal severe form of EV-71 infections that have claimed the lives of at least 60 children in Cambodia since April this year,” Ona said.