It is good to know that there is no risk from eating cooked pork. According to foreign experts, the virus cannot be transmitted by eating pork despite its original name of "swine flu", believed to be a new strain which combines bird, swine and the common human influenza. So, Mr Porky is not to be blamed.
The earlier name of "swine flu" was given because it was believed to have originated from pig farms in Mexico though the exact origin of the virus is still unknown.
Malaysia will now refer to the swine flu as influenza A(H1N1) in line with a move by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The WHO’s phase five alert status signalled widespread person-to-person transmission and that a pandemic was imminent.
Malaysia is still clear from the infection todate. We have been urged to continue to be on high alert and to take the necessary precautions.
International travellers arriving at our airports will have to go through mass thermal scanners. Two have been installed at KL International Airport and one at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).