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 INQUIRER.net 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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