Friday, May 22, 2009
Swine Flu alert in the Philippines
I came across with the news on TV that the H1N1 virus aka swine flu has spread to more than 40 countries and the latest among the list is the Philippines. For the past few months after the virus has spread, Philippines are the one of the, should I say "luckier" country in Asia that hasn't been any reported case of swine flu, talking about the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) all around the world which visiting the Philippines. But unfortunately there was already confirmed case of swine flu in the Philippines, a child girl who had travelled in U.S and Canada.
The report says: Health Secretary Francisco Duque said the 10-year-old had developed cough, fever and soar throat a day after returning to Manila on Monday and tested positive for the virus Tuesday.
She was treated with the antiviral drug Tamiflu and her condition has improved, Duque told reporters. She remains confined in a Manila hospital, he said.