Thursday, June 4, 2009

Second DLSU student has been found with A(H1N1)

Another foreign student of the De La Salle University (DLSU) has been found positive for influenza A(H1N1) virus, Health Secretary Francisco Duque announced Thursday.

Duque said the second DLSU student is a 20-year-old male Japanese, who is a contact of the first confirmed case of the school. The DLSU's first A(H1N1) case is also a Japanese student.

"This student also arrived in the country on May 12," the health secretary said.

Duque also announced in a press conference that six more Filipinos, who all have history of travel to the United States, have also been found positive for the dreaded virus. He said the Philippines already has 29 confirmed A(H1N1) cases.

Three of the six infected Filipinos belong to the same family with ages 12, 16 and 18 and the other three include a 22-year-old male, 1 33 year-old pregnant woman and a 52-year-old female.

"All of the six show only mild flu-like symptoms and are now being observed and managed in health facilities," the Department of Health said in a statement.

The DLSU's management has imposed a 10-day suspension after confirming its first case of A(H1N1). The class suspension started June 3 and will lapse on June 14.

The DOH said that since May 1, it has monitored a total of 414 people with suspected A(H1N1) infection. It said it had 13 other patients quarantined.

The DOH said that as of June 4, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 1,863 new cases and 2 new deaths. It said there are now a total of 19,273 cases and 117 deaths from 66 reporting countries.

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UST will go on reverse isolation in view of A(H1N1). No Students in UST from Jun6-16. Classes start on June 17 (unofficial statement from a friend).


Anonymous said...

I have inquired to OSA regarding the rumor that the first day of classes will be moved on JUNE 17TH. THIS, UNLESS VERIFIED BY OSA and/or the Secretary General, STAYS AS A RUMOR. THIS IS NOT TRUE AS OF TODAY.

HOWEVER, the Office of the student affairs said that we have to wait for further announcements and that tomorrow the date of first day of classes will be FINALIZED.


If you have more inquiries please do call the UST Office of the Student Affairs at 4061611.

It's always better to call them for your inquiries. Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...


Message from UST SEC. GEN.: Classes start on June 15. HS and Elementary suspended and will resume on June 15. THIS IS OFFICIAL. Please Pass. Thank you!

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Anonymous said...

Colegio de San Juan de Letran:
Be informed that the OPENING OF CLASSES in ALL LEVELS shall be postponed from JUNE 8, 2009 to JUNE 15, 2009