How to prevent Influenza

During this rainy season, here are some tips from the Department of Health on Influenza.

Let’s stay protected!

HOW TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFLUENZA
by Department of Health (Philippines)

DOH-Influenza

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a viral infection that attacks the respiratory system. This type of flu is not the same as the stomach “flu” virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting. Young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people who have weakened immune system are highly susceptible to flu. Incubation period is 1-3 days.

Cause:
• Influenza virus (A, B, or C)
Mode of Transmission:
• Entry of the Influenza virus (A, B, or C) into the respiratory tract when someone coughs or sneezes
• Contact with the surfaces, material, and clothing contaminated with discharges of an infected person

Signs and Symptoms:
• Fever of at least 38°C
• Headache
• Runny nose, sore throat, cough, or other respiratory manifestations
• May or may not have muscle or joint pains

Treatment:
• Use of antiviral agents, such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza), within the first 2 days may shorten the illness and help prevent serious complications
• Have adequate rest
• Increase intake of oral fluids & nutritious foods
• Take paracetamol for fever. Aspirin should not be given to children.
• Antibiotics should be given only to complications of influenza, such as pneumonia or otitis media.

Prevention:
• Give influenza vaccination preferably annually
• Minimize contact with a person who has influenza
• Avoid crowded places
• Distance yourself by at least 1 meter from people who are coughing or have influenza.
• Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing to prevent spread of the virus
• Wash hands frequently with soap & water

 

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Preach the Word, Heal the Sick (Official BBH Anthem)

Preach the Word, Heal the Sick
(Official BBH Anthem)

Lyrics: Dr. Rene S. Sison
Music: Dawn M. Roque

 

To thee we pledge our loyalty
Hold the torch of mission high
Touch lives and hearts of the infirmed
Behold! That they may see the light!

Chorus:
BBH, we lift your name
One in faith we serve united
Chosen of the Great Physician
To preach the word and heal the sick

From the fold of Bethel we sing
Bring the truth of th’Gospel loud
We bare our lives, what e’r the cost
When to the world, we seek the lost
(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge:
The Lord shines on you His glory
Thou citadel of charity
Exalt in you, God eternal
Bethel Baptist Hospital
(Repeat Chorus)

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Job or Ministry?

Job or Ministry?

Some people have a JOB in the church.
Others involve themselves in a MINISTRY.
What’s the difference?
If you are doing it just because no one else will, it’s a JOB.
If you are doing it to serve the Lord, it’s a MINISTRY.
If you quit because somebody criticized you, it was a JOB.
If you keep on serving, it’s a MINISTRY.
If you’ll do it only if it does not interfere with your other activities, it’s a JOB.
If you are committed to staying with it even when it means letting go of other things, it’s a MINISTRY.
If you quit because no one praised you or thanked you, it was a JOB.
If you stay with it even though nobody recognizes your efforts, it is a MINISTRY.
It’s hard to get excited about a JOB.
It’s almost impossible not to be excited about a MINISTRY.
If our concern is success, it’s a JOB.
If our concern is faithfulness, it’s a MINISTRY.
An average church is filled with people doing JOBS.
A great and growing church is filled with people involved in MINISTRY.
Where do we fit in?
What about us?
If God calls you to a MINISTRY, don’t treat it like a JOB.
If you have a JOB, give it up and find a MINISTRY.
God does not want us feeling stuck with a JOB,
But excited and faithful to Him in a MINISTRY.
Job or  Ministry?

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18)

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