Friday, May 22, 2009

First Case of H1N1 in the Philippines

The Department of Health confirmed tonight the first case of Influenza A H1N1. A female traveller from Canada arrived last May 18 and she suffered from fever, sore throat and cough.

She is being monitored, treated, and took antiviral, Oseltamivir. Now, she has no fever and cough but still have sore throat.

DOH stressed out that there is no outbreak here in the country and they are prepared for this. The stock of Oseltamivir is sufficient. DOH has already notified the International Health Regulations (IHR) and will submit its official report in immediately. Influenza A (H1N1) is currently affecting 41 other countries with 11,034 cases and 85 deaths.

It is advised that if a passenger arrived from affected country and develop flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat and cough, it is best to immediately consult a medical professional.

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