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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 »

2 men with H1N1 die – health dept.

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:01:00 07/13/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines – Two more people with the Influenza A(H1N1) virus in the country have died, bringing the total number of deaths related to the disease to three, an official of the Department of Health (DoH) said.

However, it was not immediately clear whether the fatalities died because of A(H1N1), Arnel Rivera, officer-in-charge of the DoH operation center for A(H1N1) told INQUIRER.net. 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 »

No more total school shutdown – DoH

INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:05:00 06/25/2009

Filed Under: Education, Health, Diseases, Swine Flu

MANILA, Philippines – Instead of shutting down entire schools, the Department of Health (DoH) said school officials should suspend only the specific classes and offices attended by students or personnel who have Influenza A(H1N1).

The guidelines for the suspension of classes were revised so that classes or offices not attended by the A(H1N1) cases would not be disrupted unnecessarily, said Doctor Asuncion Maderazo-Anden, director of the National Center of Health and Promotion of the Department of Health (DoH). Read the rest of this entry »

H1N1 cases rise to 727, 74% recover – DoH

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:52:00 06/25/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s total confirmed cases of Influenza A(H1N1) breached the 700-mark, but the Department of Health (DoH) said the “rapid” spread of the disease was matched with a “rapid” recovery rate of 74 percent.

On Tuesday, the DoH confirmed 123 new cases, bringing the total to 727, the second highest in Southeast Asia next to Thailand, which has 980 cases according to the World Health Organization. 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 »

DoH sets up call, text hotline on H1N1

INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:44:00 06/23/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Telecommunications Services, mobile phones, Health, Diseases

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DoH) has partnered with a telecommunications firm to set up a call and text hotline where the public can get updates on the Influenza A(H1N1) virus, officials said.

Hotline 155, which was set up by Smart Telecommunications, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said. Read the rest of this entry »


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