Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cell phone use source of disease

One item on the news on The Filipino Channel catches my attention. Its about cellphone use as one source of disease. The news was about the study conducted in  United Kingdom that e-coli bacteria had been found on cellphones. So it is not only in the Philippines but, also in any country. Watch this video;


So what is e-coli? It is a bacteria from human waste. It is a deadly bacteria than can cause anybody to be sick. It is being transferred from one person to another through the cellphone. So if you have not wash your hands thoroughly you can be contaminated with e-coli bacteria which can be a cause for you to be sick. You might hold your face, your cellphones or other cell, computers or anything. The sypmptoms of the disease are severe abdominal cramps, fever and vomiting, bloody diarrhea and nausea.

The basic, safest and the best thing to do is wash your hands very well with soap and water. There is also a right way of washing the hands. It is not safe that you wet your hands with water and soap, Filipinos should do this religiously because we have the habit of not using paper whenever we defecate. Besides washing the hands with soap and water dry the hands with hand dryers. In public, commercial or business buildings there are special air hand dyers or restroom hand dryers. I am sure with the heat coming from this drier the bacteria will surely die and prevent you and anybody from the contamination of e-coli. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Day from a flip

Yes its Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, a national holiday that falls on the second Monday of October. It's a day from what history is saying a day to give thanks for good harvest for the farmers and other fortunes for the past year.

I am a flip (filipino) and since its holiday I just have to follow a good day. But thinking me as a flip, I cannot let go in my mind the sufferings the people in the Philippines are in right now. Whenever I watch the ABS-CBN radyo patrol there are always that bad or good news. But it is always striking on our hearts and emotions news of accidents, crimes, disasters specially with the latest floods brought about by Typhoons Pedring and Queil. It's emotionally hurting to see people from northern and central luzon walks and swims on the roads from knee deep to above head floods. It's apathetic  to see people, children, sick, crippled and old ones being transported from their houses to evacuation areas.

People in evacuation areas chilling, hungry and sick not even a crowd control system can discipline the surge of affected Filipinos. And the those managing the evacuation centers had not learned to use stanchions or velvet rope to put order in their rationing system. They should have provided barricades to separate the different families to put system of checking and temporary lodgings. Though as a whole the government system is always unprepared and unskilled for this kind of disasters. All we can say  Thanks to God, there were still many people safe though there 200 dead and billions of pesos worth of crops and properties were devastated.

After almost two weeks the typhoons had gone, the floods set in and now its going back to, but not  in all the places. There are still areas flooded. Nevertheless it's still a Thanksgiving Day people are going back to their homes and will be moving on to their normal life.