Friday, June 5, 2009

Third DLSU student has been found with A(H1N1)

1. MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DoH) confirmed a third case of Influenza A(H1N1) infection at the De La Salle University in Manila, where over 1,000 faculty and students were placed under home quarantine to stop the spread of the disease.

The new case, a 17-year-old male, could not recall whether or not he had contact with two Japanese students who tested positive for the disease, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said Friday.

Aside from the new case at DLSU, the DoH confirmed three more A(H1N1) cases, all of whom came from the United States, bringing to 33 the total number of A(H1N1) cases in the country.

Classes at DLSU were suspended for 10 days earlier this week after a female Japanese exchange student was confirmed infected with the potentially deadly flu virus.


2. MANILA, Philippines—A portion of the United Coconut Planters Bank building in Makati City has been quarantined after a foreign consultant showed symptoms of flu, an employee told Friday.


3. Two universities in Manila have deferred the opening of classes next week to make sure that their faculty members and students are free of the influenza A(H1N1) virus.

Advisories from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Far Eastern University (FEU) said they are deferring the opening of classes to June 15 and June 17, respectively, due to the A(H1N1) scare.

"As a precautionary measure against influenza A (H1N1) and in order to allow students, support staff, faculty members and administrators who arrived from travel abroad to voluntary quarantine, the University of Santo Tomas defers the opening of classes...," Father Isidro Abano, UST's secretary-general, said in the advisory.

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ryan said...

Total of 46 cases of A(H1N1) in RP

Thirteen new cases of influenza A (H1N1) were confirmed over the weekened bringing the Philippines' total swine flu cases to 46 from 33 last Friday.

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque announced Monday afternoon that 8 Filipinos and 5 foreigners were confirmed to have influenza A (H1N1).

Of the 13 new cases, four are students of the De La Salle University (DLSU), the first school in the Philippines to postpone classes as a result of an outbreak of swine flu in the Taft campus in Manila.

One the new cases is from Far Eastern University (FEU)-East Asia College.

Over the weekend, FEU moved the opening of classes from June 8 to 17 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus. It declared June 8 to 16 as a school holiday.

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