感染新型流感的菲傭傍晚病逝

Found the below article about a 37 year Filipino who died from H1N1. This is a great tragedy for her and her family. H1N1 has everyone on edge, so much so that recently employers have been asking us to hold new arrivals for 1 week to quarantine them before bringing them to the employer's home. This practice is problematic, because the only place for them to stay during the week is a boarding house in a room with 6-10 other Filipinos. What if your helper is perfectly healthy but one of the other residents of the boarding house is sick. Your helper may be exposed on day 4, report to your house on day 7, and get sick on day 10. If you are going to isolate them, it would be better to isolate them in your own home. Isolating them is a boarding house probably increases the risk to your family, rather than lowers it.

 

感染甲型H1N1流感情況危殆的三十七歲菲律賓女傭,延至今日傍晚病逝,當局會化驗確定死因;死者上月廿八日抵港,第二日喉嚨痛及輕微發燒,今個月七日出現嚴重肺炎,入住聯合醫院深切治療部;月初一名四十二歲菲律賓海員,感染抗藥性金黃葡萄球菌後病逝,衛生署其後驗出死者亦感染新型流感,相信是全球首宗雙重感染致死病例。

另外,本港過去一日增加一百五十三宗新型流感,涉及七十七男七十六女,年齡介乎四個月至七十五歲,病例總數增至二千八百五十五宗