As of today, June 10, 2009, the Department of Health (DOH) has declared 77 confirmed cases of A(H1N1) Influenza Virus in the Philippines, 15 of which are students from my school, De La Salle University – Manila. Many are wondering whether or not school would resume on June 15, but as of the moment, the university has not announced anything regarding such matter.
A new A(H1N1) Influenza virus case has been confirmed by the DOH at the De La Salle University. I heard that the DOH contacted all the students that may have had a close encounter with the first two victims. The new carrier of the said virus is a 17-year old male, who happened to be clueless as to whether or not he had close contact with the Japanese students. To be quite honest, many students are now paranoid because the number of DLSU A(H1N1) cases is slowly growing in number. All students are now advised to quarantine themselves so as not to unconsciously spread the virus.
Total number of DLSU A(H1N1) cases is now 4. A friend has confirmed this to me, but I still need to find sources that will support this claim. The reliable source said that the new victim is now at the Makati Medical Center. Let’s pray for that person’s quick recovery. I shall blog again later for more details.
Just today, a second case of the notorious virus, A(H1N1) Influenza virus, has been confirmed at the De La Salle University – Manila. The new victim is a 20-year old male graduate school student who is believed to be the roommate of the first victim, who is a 19-year old female Japanese exchange student. The two is believed to live in the same dormitory and share the same four classes.
This is not good news to all Lasallians because the names of the two victims are still not disclosed. I understand the reason for not disclosing their names, but how would the students know if they had any interaction with these victims if in the first place, they are not aware of their names? But oh well, I guess we just have to be more careful now. I just feel sorry for these two victims and I just hope they’ll get well soon.
Oh no! Classes will be suspended from June 4-14 in my school (DLSU) because there is this one International girl student who brought the scary A(H1N1) Influenza virus to school. I mean, she could have brought to school some lovely souvenirs for her friends and the other people, right? But instead, she brought the globally recognized notorious virus to school! Come on! Honestly, I feel sad for her because she has the virus, but a part of me hates her because now my friends are at risk of carrying the virus as well. I just hope no one else got infected by the virus. *crosses fingers