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PIA Press Release
2009/06/26

Ifugao is free from AH1N1

by Vency D. Bulayungan

Lagawe, Ifugao (26 June) -- As the cases of A H1N1 are increasing nationwide, Ifugao still remains free from the disease.

Dra. Mary Jo Dulawan, the Provincial Health Officer here affirms that until now there is still no case of the said disease in the province.

Talking to provincial municipal officials here headed by Gov. Teddy Baguilat Jr. and Mayor Charles Cattliling and health workers in the province, Asst. Secretary Nemesio Gako of the Department of Health said that this is good news however, he advised everyone to observe the basic things to do in keeping oneself clean in order to avoid being contaminated with said virus.

Gako also spelled out some preparations to respond to said disease in case there are more cases. Mild cases should be treated at home. We should help one another in monitor our situation and report cases to hospitals, he said.

He also advised people to be vigilant about the increasing cases of A H1N1. To avoid the said virus, social distancing is encouraged and taking enough sleep will also help in avoiding the virus. If you happen to know of one who is showing some signs and symptoms report it to DOH immediately, he said.

Gako mentioned the ways to acquire the virus such as travel outside the country, contact with a confirmed case and animal handlers who are sick.

Gako enjoined the health workers to ensure the readiness of hospital and health workers to manage the cases which will experience complications. He said that the public should not panic because the cases in the Philippines are mild. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]

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