15 December, 2010

Opinion



Opinion

رأي

البيطريون تؤكد تضارب تصريحات الصحة حول وفيات الأنفلونزا




اتهم الدكتور سامى طه، عضو مجلس نقابة البيطريين، وزارة الصحة بتضليل منظمة الصحة العالمية، حول عدد وفيات ومصابى أنفلونزا الطيور والخنازير فى مصر، خاصة بعدما أعلنت منذ فترة وفاة 3 بأنفلونزا الخنازير فى الوقت الذى أكدت فيه أمس أمام الدكتور ديفيد نابارو، المنسق العام للأمم المتحدة لمقاومة الأنفلونزا، موت 16 مواطناً بإجمالى إصابات 348 حالة العام الجارى.وقال طه فى تصريحات خاصة لـ"اليوم السابع"، إن مصر لم تتخلص من الإصابة بأنفلونزا الطيور والخنازير، منتقداً تصريحات الدكتور حاتم الجبلى وزير الصحة التى اعتبر فيها مصر من أقل الدول فى العالم فى أعداد المصابين والوفيات بأنفلونزا الخنازير مقارنة بغيرها.وأشار طه إلى احتواء الأنفلونزا الموسمية على فيرس H1N1 المعروف بأنفلونزا الخنازير، لافتاً إلى أن عدم منهجية وزارة الصحة فى التعامل مع الحالات المصابة بالمرض، أدى إلى انتشاره من خلال الإفراج عن المصابين قبل التأكد من تماثلهم للشفاء، بالإضافة إلى علاجهم فى مستشفيات غير متخصصة.وطالب طه المهندس أمين أباظة، وزير الزراعة، بتحمل مسئولياته فى مكافحة الأنفلونزا من خلال مقاومة بؤر الإصابة فى مهدها بالمزارع، وفقاً للاشتراطات ومعايير الأمن، غير أنه طالب وزارة الصحة بتطعيم المواطنين ضد الأنفلونزا الموسمية بلقاحات تحتوى على فيرس أنفلونزا الخنازير، أسوة بدول العالم المتقدم، خاصة لحماية ضعاف المناعة.

Flu Vaccine Saves Lives
In past flu seasons, there has been confusion about who should get a flu shot. Not anymore. Expanded flu vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge everyone ages sixmonths and older to get a flu vaccine. The reason is simple: Flu vaccine saves lives.
The 2010/11 flu season in full swing and health experts agree that getting a flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the spread of the flu virus. For FFF Enterprises, the nation's largest and most trusted distributor of flu vaccine, spreading the message about the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccine is a top priority.
FFF has made a mission out of "helping healthcare care," which includes protecting people from the deadly complications associated with the flu virus.Even though most people are aware of the need for an annual flu vaccine, many still avoid getting vaccinated, thinking the flu is "no big deal." What many may not realize is that flu is always unpredictable. Even people who claim they never get sick may find themselves seriously ill or even hospitalized from complications stemming from influenza.
Flu season lasts from October through January and the severity of this year's outbreak remains to be seen, which is why there has never been a better time to make getting a flu vaccine a priority. Getting an annual flu vaccine protects you from the flu virus, but it also protects everyone you come in contact with. Family, friends and coworkers all benefit when you make the smart decision to get an annual flu vaccine.
FFF has also made it a priority to dispel various myths about the flu and flu vaccine. For example, a frequently cited reason for avoiding a flu vaccine shot is the belief that you can catch the flu from the vaccine. A quick look at the facts proves this idea to be unfounded. Flu shots are composed of dead viruses, so you can't become infected by getting vaccinated. Others think that if you were vaccinated last year you don't need another flu vaccine this year. What you may not know is that flu strains change and mutate every year, so it is important to get vaccinated annually.
For the 2010-2011 flu season, the flu vaccine immunizes against three virus strains including the H1N1 pandemic strain, providing even greater incentives to get vaccinated. One shot does it all! There is also a new high-dose vaccine formulated specifically for those aged 65 and over.
Each year the flu kills more people than all vaccine-preventable diseases combined. The easiest and most effective way to combat that statistic is to get vaccinated. Doing so can protect you, your loved ones, and your entire community from the flu. Call your healthcare provider and schedule your flu vaccine today.
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FFF Enterprises

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