Health experts have been cautioning people of Sunshine Coast in Queensland to be aware of H1N1 strain after two cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the region, a recent report unveils.
The Chancellor State College has received an alert from Executive principal Bevan Brennan too. Since, the two are found to have been affected in a secondary campus of the college only. The college is a part of the biggest education precinct, which also includes Siena Catholic College, the University of the Sunshine Coast, The Harmony Montessori School and Matthew Flinders College.
It is being said that an outbreak may be seen if preventive measures are not taken timely. However, the cases this year in Australia are less as compared to those noticed in 2009. The nation had then seen a total of 191 deaths along with 41 of them alone in Queensland.
But, Queensland Health has been recommending all parents to keep their children at home only in case they notice any kind of symptoms of the virus. Also, people already suffering from some illness are being advised to remain more vigilant.
"Maintaining general hygiene is high recommended from coughing or sneezing into the elbow, rather than into the hands; frequent washing of hands", suggests Mr. Brennan.