First H1N1 Casualty in the Philippines



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It's a bitter sweet Monday as the Department of Health (DoH) reported updates about the H1N1 pandemic here in the Philippines.

On the good side, 339 patients or 79% of the confirmed flu victims have fully recovered.  This is great news considering that confirmed H1N1 cases here in the Philippines has surpassed the 400 mark.  It also validates DoH's claim that the H1N1 strain spreading nationwide is of mild nature.


However, in the afternoon, the DoH also reported the first casualty of H1N1 here in the Philippines.  A 49 year old woman who has a preexisting heart condition presented flu like symptoms last June 17.  She died 2 days later, June 19.  It was only a day after her death that she was tested and found positive of Influenza A(H1N1).  She was reported to have self-medicated herself with only paracetamol.

This goes to show that although the H1N1 strain found here in the Philippines is of the mild variety, coupled with other diseases, the virus can be fatal!  If you are manifesting flu-like symptoms,  I think it would be best  to seek professional medical assistance right away.  
     




My mom is currently manifesting flu-like symptoms.  I am worried.  I hope she gets better soon.

I'm wishing everyone out there good health.  After all, Health is Wealth.  All the money in the world will be useless if we can't live to enjoy it.  Take care everyone.

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4 comments:

  1. Nobe said,

    my sister is sick with fever right now. but she's already feeling better. i'm just worried that 15 of her classmates from med school are also sick with fever.

    love,
    nobe

    www.deariago.com
    www.iamnobe.wordpress.com

    on June 30, 2009 at 6:10 PM  


  2. Hi Nobe!

    I hope your sister and her classmates get well soon. My mom's doing ok now. Thanks.

    on June 30, 2009 at 9:04 PM  


  3. I hope the DOH has enough resources to cure all the victims and contain the virus.

    on July 2, 2009 at 2:24 PM  


  4. I hope so too. Thanks for dropping by Jobs Philippines.

    on July 3, 2009 at 1:43 AM