H1N1 with Deviant Art

by Sherry Riter in Art  ,Health

I Swear It Wasn't Me by Osmala

Image with permission: Waldemar Anton Osmala Junior

Don’t you love the picture? It is by Waldemar Anton Osmala Junior, a 28 year old living in Taguatinga, Brasília (Brazil) and his work can be found at Deviant Art. If you want to communicate through his email or AIM, they are available at the site on his profile. Besides the great H1N1 photo in this post, you will find “Little Wassabi” and “Stand Up Mike” on his site. I just love them! Waldemar also is a stand-up comic with a theater troupe called Cia 4 da Comédia (Company Comedy 4) which can be found at www.4dacomedia.com.br!

Back in April of 2009, the outbreaks in humans of what has been called “swine flu” began, but it is actually a new influenza virus, now called Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza virus. The news has kept it at the forefront of our awareness as we all prepare within our families, businesses and communities for a very challenging flu season this year.

The Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 flu is said to be rarely serious, and in most cases, the symptoms are very similar to those of seasonal flu. However, it is expected that a larger than normal number of individuals will contract either seasonal flu or the H1N1 flu virus this year. Since I am one of those people that REALLY get sick when I have the flu, this is rather a scary piece of information.

To decrease our chances of contracting this virus, we should remember to follow these tips:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Always cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing. Sneeze into your the crook of your arm at the elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) because germs easily spread that way
  • Use a household-type spray disinfectant to disinfect potentially contaminated surfaces
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Get plenty of sleep each night
  • Get an annual flu shot
  • Avoid using other people’s telephones and cell phones

If you would like to learn more about H1N1, there are additional informational sources listed below:

I’m sure every state also has a main site like this…

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 KK October 2, 2009 at 5:15 am

We have a tent out in front of the hospital to triage and treat all the flu patients. What a mess!


2 MelRoXx October 2, 2009 at 8:57 am

cute pic!


3 Teresha@Marlie and Me October 2, 2009 at 10:28 am

poor piggy! he gets scapegoated for this flu pandemic 🙁


4 Queenie Jeannie October 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

We were so sick last year and I'm dreading even the thought of a repeat!!!


5 Lisa October 2, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I am slightly worried about my kid with asthma and my kid with heart defects. I'm like you, though. If I get sick, I AM SICK. Maybe I should worry about me….

Love the piggy. Don't you love Deviant Art?!?!

Lisa @
All That and a Box of Rocks


6 Deb October 2, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I have the doctor that thinks nobody needs a flu shot, just eat your fruit veggies? I'm thinking about getting one for us all without his help.

Thanks for the useful tips–we can never be reminded enough about ways to stay healthy 🙂


7 Tater Tot Mom October 2, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Love the piggy pic.

My little one just got over being sick and luckily(knock on wood) neither my husband or I came down with it. It wasn't full fledged flu though so we're grateful for that.

I'm a Clorox wipes and handwashing freak lately! I just don't want to get sick!

Thanks for following and commenting on my site…I'm a follower now too! Love your blog!


8 Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman October 2, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I do love that picture. That is great information.


9 kyslp October 2, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I love that piggie pic! We have all had our "regular" flu shots here. Just waiting for the piggie vaccine to become available in our area.


10 The Head Eagle October 2, 2009 at 6:32 pm

I agree..cute picture! I could have used this list a week ago. Although, I was already doing all of them…we've had the flu in my house! ugh!


11 Ms. Wanda October 2, 2009 at 6:59 pm

I love that picture I did a post called H1N1 and me, I wish I had this picture. Thank you for all the useful sites and information:)

Ms. Wanda


12 Gaspegirl October 2, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Just visiting from SITS… that is one cute pic!!


13 Helen McGinn October 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Love the pig! It's rife here just now (Scotland). x


14 Yaya October 3, 2009 at 12:26 am

Ah! I'm a hypochondriac! Freak out!


15 Joy October 3, 2009 at 6:34 pm

That visual is hilarious!

p.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog when I was SITS featured blogger!


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