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Only 50% of Filipina moms breastfeed babies
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net First Posted 14:14:00 08/06/2009 Filed Under: Health, Women, Justice & Rights, Children, Philippines – Regions

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) found that the 50 percent breastfeeding rate in 2008 was down from 53 percent in 2003; the same study showed 34 percent of infants below six months are being exclusively breastfed. Read the rest of this entry »

131 new H1N1 cases, total up to 604 – DoH

INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:26:00 06/24/2009

Filed Under: Diseases, Health, Swine Flu

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DoH) confirmed 131 new cases of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus on Wednesday, the most number of cases confirmed in a day so far, bringing the total number of cases to 604.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque said the jump in the number of confirmed cases was due to unrestricted travel, tracing of contacts of A(H1N1) cases, and high awareness of the disease, which prompts people to have themselves tested. Read the rest of this entry »

No new H1N1 strain — WHO, DoH

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 19:17:00 06/19/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DoH) denied reports that a new strain of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus has developed in Brazil.

Quoting a report from the WHO, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the A/Sao Paulo/1454/H1N1 was the same as the A(H1N1) flu strain that infected about 344 Filipinos and over 39,000 persons worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

H1N1 count still at 344, no new cases — DoH

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:59:00 06/19/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines — For the first time in weeks, the Department of Health (DoH) did not report new cases of Influenza A(H1N1) on Friday, and the country’s total number of confirmed cases of the disease stood at 344.

But this does not mean that the spread of the disease has stopped, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said, adding the DoH was collating reports from the regions. Read the rest of this entry »

H1N1 cases up to 77, 23 new cases confirmed

INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:06:00 06/10/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Diseases, Health, Education

MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-three more people, including students, fell ill with Influenza A(H1N1), bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases of the disease to 77, the Department of Health (DoH) said Wednesday.

Of the 77 cases, 23 are students in Metro Manila – 15 from the De La Salle University (DLSU), three from the Ateneo High School, two each from the College of St. Benilde and the East Asia College-Far Eastern University, and one from the St. Andrew School, the DoH said. Read the rest of this entry »

2nd flu case in DLSU, 1 in ADB confirmed

Total H1N1 cases up to 29
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 12:59:00 06/04/2009

Filed Under: Education, Diseases, Health, Swine Flu

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) The Department of Health (DoH) confirmed on Thursday a second case of Influenza A(H1N1) infection at the De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila, a 20-year-old male Japanese graduate school student.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the DoH was checking if the man infected the first confirmed case of the disease in the university, a 19-year-old female Japanese exchange student. Read the rest of this entry »

36 quarantined after contact with H1N1 case

INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 17:03:00 06/02/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases, Education

MANILA, Philippines – Thirty-six people were placed on home quarantine after they had contact with a confirmed Influenza A(H1N1) case, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Tuesday.

Of the 36, 29 are from Nueva Ecija province, including five students, who visited the 19-year-old girl from the United States, while she was being treated for A(H1N1) at the hospital, Duque said. Read the rest of this entry »


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