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Monday, June 01, 2009

Two more Zambales wedding guest got AH1N1

as Zambales cases climbs to 10

DOH reports 5 new A(H1N1) cases; tally in RP climbs to 21


The number of confirmed cases of Influenza A(H1N1) infection in the Philippines climbed to 21 on Monday after five more people were tested positive for the virus, health officials said.
In a press conference, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said two of the newest confirmed cases contracted the disease after attending the wedding in Zambales where an infected Taiwanese mother and daughter were present.

The remaining three new confirmed cases were Filipinos who had come from the United States: a 19-year-old male, a 45-year-old male, and a 39-year-old female.

The Health department said it had recorded a total of 315 cases under observation. At least 262 patients in these cases had been cleared already and discharged while 32 others remain quarantined pending laboratory results.

Duque said the newest infected people remain confined in undisclosed medical facilities in the country.

Duque made the announcement in the wake of heightened measures against the disease due to the opening of classes.

Earlier in the day, he joined Education Secretary Jesli Lapus in making the rounds in a number of schools to remind students to strictly observe precautionary measures like the washing of hands.

Alert System

The DOH and DepEd have also jointly installed a new alert system against the novel virus in time for the opening of classes.

The two government agencies said they hope the alert system would serve as a guideline on when schools can send students home in case the virus reaches their respective vicinities.

Like in regular Storm Signal warnings, the A(H1N1) alert levels start from Level 1 and peak at Level 4. When a Level 3 is declared in a specific school, the school superintendent is given the authority to suspend classes.

When the alert level goes up further by a notch to Level 4, the situation is elevated to the regional DepEd office and only a regional director is given the power to send students home.

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