20 June 2009

Schools with Confirmed A(H1N1) Cases

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Last 10 June 2009, Department of Health (DOH) National Epidemiology Center Director, Dr. Eric Tayag advised the public to always observe proper hygiene and strictly observe the guidelines they issued for those having flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, cough and fever.

"It is important for those sick to get lots of rest, drink plenty of water, and always wear mask as the disease is spread through respiratory droplets particularly when coughing or sneezing," he stressed.

At present, Tayag said Response level 3 or at least one case each of the A(H1N1) virus has been reported in several schools within and outside Metro Manila.

In cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Tayag said they have alerted schools all over the country including state colleges and universities (SUCs) and private educational institutions to follow certain guidelines if an A(H1N1) case is found positive in their campuses.

According to GMAnews.TV (as of 18 June 2009), there are already 71 cases in 16 schools, including 13 schools in Metro Manila and 3 schools in the provinces. The breakdown are as follows:

De La Salle UniversityManila16
FEU East Asia CollegeManila3
De La Salle College of St. BenildeManila2
Ateneo de Manila UniversityQuezon City7
St. Andrews SchoolParañaque City1
Hilera Elementary SchoolJaen, Nueva Ecija20
Doña Candelaria Meneses Duque Memorial High SchoolBulacan8
Mapua Institute of TechnologyManila3
Our Lady of Perpetual Succor CollegeMarikina1
Miriam CollegeQuezon City3
Dominican CollegeSan Juan1
Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas CampusPalo, Leyte1
Don Alejandro Roces Sr. Science and TechnologyQuezon City1
Lagro Elementary SchoolQuezon City2
Lourdes SchoolMandaluyong City1
University of the Philippines - DilimanQuezon City1