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DoH to start A(H1N1) vaccination this month—execs

Health personnel, high-risk groups to get vaccines
By Anna Valmero
First Posted 13:50:00 12/03/2009

Filed Under: Health, Swine Flu, Medicines

BACOLOD – The Department of Health (DoH) will start conducting vaccinations against (A)H1N1 influenza for frontline health personnel and high risk groups after the vaccines are delivered by month-end, officials said Thursday.

World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director Margaret Chan committed that the Philippines would receive nine million doses of vaccines, good for nine million Filipinos who are frontline healthcare workers and those belonging to high-risk groups, said Dr. Troy Gepte, WHO technical officer for communicable diseases, surveillance and response. Read the rest of this entry »


H1N1 cases jump to 344, says DoH

But no new cases in Ecija village
First Posted 18:18:00 06/18/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines – The country now has 344 Influenza A(H1N1) cases after the Department of Health (DoH) confirmed 33 new cases on Thursday.

The new A(H1N1) patients include 24 men and 11 women, with ages ranging from one to 52 years, said Doctor Lyndon Lee Suy, a medical specialist from the Institute for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Read the rest of this entry »

Baby observed for possible swine flu—DOH exec

By Dona Pazzibugan, Anna Valmero, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 15:35:00 05/18/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) An 11-month-old Filipino boy who came from Japan has been placed under observation for possible infection of the A(H1N1) flu virus, a health official said Monday.

In an interview with reporters, Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy, program manager for Dengue and Emerging Infectious Diseases of the Department of Health, said that the boy was admitted May 16 at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Alabang, Muntinlupa City and test results on the throat specimen taken from him would be out midweek.
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