Thursday, June 4, 2009

Vigilant against A(H1N1)

The Department of Health-Caraga intensifies campaign against A(H1N1) and coordinated with Department of Education Caraga Regional Office to ensure health safety now that classes begun for school year 2009-2010 and college at all levels will soon start classes by Monday.

Director Leonita Gorgolon said, that the foreigner and 2 Filipino women previously tested after exhibiting flu like symptoms turned out negative from A(H1N1).

“To date Caraga has no confirmed cases, however, since June 1 we are now waiting for the laboratory result from another A(H1N1) suspected carrier who showed mild respiratory symptoms ”, revealed Director Gorgolon.

DOH personnel distributed to public schools some information materials and checked the availability of hand washing sites to prevent and control influenza A(H1N1) among students.

School administrators are constantly reminded to be vigilant against A(H1N1) and urged teachers to implement preventive health measures written on booklets being distributed as their guidelines in controlling the spread of A(H1N1) among students.

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