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

Health personnel, high-risk groups to get vaccines
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
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 »

A(H1N1) cases hit 5,212

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:09:00 10/26/2009

Filed Under: Health, Swine Flu, Diseases, Government

MANILA, Philippines—A total of 5,212 A(H1N1) influenza cases were monitored in the country between April and October 18 with 30 deaths, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday.

Although the global community was alerted again of the possible (A)H1N1 outbreak when United States President Barack Obama placed the disease as a national emergency, Duque said Filipinos should not worry because the country’s own national health system—with containment, mitigation, and monitoring measures in place—can handle the situation. Read the rest of this entry »

H1N1 cases up to 1,709, 85% recover — DoH

By Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 17:13:00 07/01/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ running tally of confirmed cases of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus has reached 1,709, but the Department of Health (DoH) said 1,485 of that number, or 86 percent, have recovered and all were mild cases.

Health Undersecretary Mario Villaverde said on Wednesday that the DoH was expecting more “mild” cases to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Philippines now has 10 H1N1 cases

DoH confirms 4 new cases

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:35:00 05/28/2009

Filed Under: Diseases, Health, Swine Flu

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) Four more people were confirmed to be infected with the Influenza A(H1N1) virus, bringing to 10 the total number of confirmed cases of the disease, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said Thursday.

Duque said the four new patients had contact with two Taiwanese nationals at a wedding in Zambales province. The Taiwanese woman and her child tested positive for A(H1N1) when they returned to their country. Read the rest of this entry »

DoH confirms 4 new H1N1 cases

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:20:00 05/27/2009

Filed Under: Diseases, Health, Swine Flu

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) The Department of Health (DoH) has confirmed four new cases of Influenza A(H1N1), bringing to six the total number of confirmed cases of the disease, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Wednesday.

The new cases include a 55-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both Filipinos, who had contact with two Taiwanese nationals who tested positive for the disease when they returned to their country, after attending a wedding in Zambales province, Duque said. Read the rest of this entry »

Flu scare won’t delay school opening — DoH

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:55:00 05/21/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Education, Children, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DoH) will not recommend delaying the opening of classes on June 1 due to the Influenza A(H1N1) scare, but advised students, parents, and school officials to maintain proper hygiene to guard against the disease, a health official said.

“The current situation does not call for any drastic measure such as that [delaying opening of classes]. The plan for next week is to hold [a] series of meetings on what precautionary measures must be installed by the schools,” health undersecretary Mario Villaverde said told a news conference on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

VIDEO RP remains free from novel flu

MANILA, Philippines–Health officials say the country remains free from AH1N1 flu, even as four persons�three Filipinos and a foreigner�remain under observation for possible swine flu infection. Video report by INQUIRER.net reporter Anna Valmero.


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