The message below is intended for Canadians, I was told, but death, miserable death that is, can happen to anyone. Such death does not apply only to Canadians, others, like us Malaysians, can also suffer from the plague called Swine flu (Demam BABI) therefore Malaysians must also read the notice sent to all Canadians in this country and hope it is also useful to us who like to openly sneeze in public and and not cover their ugly faces and not to wash their hands after they pee. I have also seen crude Malaysians spitting in the public basins in resaturants without compunction, to this I say stop it in the name of self-preservation. No comments on my "crude" headlines please, since I believe among the three races they are all guilty doing what I accused them with. Lets face it, Malaysians in general are lacking in basic rudimentry personal hygiene! So there I have said it....now morons read the notice below and shut up and BE A MAN!
High Commission of Canada, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
01 October 2009
This message provides Canadians (Malaysians) information regarding human cases of the 2009 H1N1 Flu Virus. The flu virus has currently spread to 198 countries in the world, and continues to spread. While in many cases the effects are relatively mild, it is still to be taken seriously. As of September 22, 2009 about 394,000 confirmed cases and 4,300 deaths have been recorded globally. Reliable statistics are no longer being maintained, due to the widespread nature of the virus. The total number of cases and deaths is probably far higher than official reports.
The High Commission encourages all Canadians(Malaysians) to be vigilant with regards to their personal hygiene and sanitation practices. You should wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds to eradicate viruses and bacteria. When soap and water are not available, apply a hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60 percent alcohol content. Remember to practice good respiratory etiquette by coughing and sneezing into your sleeve or a tissue and get vaccinated against flu, as recommended by your health care provider. Also, ask your employer, organization or school about pandemic contingency plans, and make a pandemic contingency plan for your family.
Any questions or concerns about influenza or other illnesses should be directed to a medical professional. Although the High Commission cannot provide medical advice or provide medical services, including antivirals and vaccine, to the public, a list of hospitals may be obtained from the internet or from hospitals located nearest to your place of residence.
At this time, the High Commission advises Canadians to review the guidance provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada (www.fightflu.ca) and the World Health Organization (www.who.org). Canadians planning on travelling outside their country of current residence should determine if any form of entry screening is in effect in the destination country. You should not travel if you are displaying flu-like symptoms. Consult our travel reports and warnings page at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.
Canadian citizens or their families should inform the High Commission if they have been detained or quarantined by local authorities. Canadian citizens should be aware that if they have been detained or quarantined in accordance with local public health regulations, the High Commission is limited in its ability to intervene.
Canadians living or traveling abroad are encouraged to register with the High Commission, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade website (www.voyage.gc.ca). Canadians without Internet access may register directly with the nearest High Commission of Canada. By registering, Canadian citizens make it easier for the High Commission to contact them in the event of an emergency.
The High Commission of Canada is located at 17th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan, 207 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur. The direct phone number for consular services is 03-2718-3333 and our fax number is 03-2718-3399. In the case of an emergency, you may contact us after-hours, on weekends and on holidays at 03-2718-3333.
High Commission of Canada