'Pisay' student first H1N1 case in E. Visayas

by Jenette Fariola-Ruedas, ABS-CBN Eastern Visayas

Posted at Jun 16 2009 05:10 PM | Updated as of Jun 17 2009 01:10 AM

TACLOBAN CITY -  A student of Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC) became the first patient who tested positive for A (H1N1) flu in Eastern Visayas.

The student was referred to Eastern Visayas Medical Center (EVRMC) and had undergone series of medical examination.
Classes at the school have been suspended until the 1st day of July.

"Students are advised to undergo self quarantine especially those who had close contact with the patient," Dr. Nicholas Bautista, Regional Epidemiologist of Department of Health (DOH), said.
The students, however, were given instructions on what to do and what to observe after the said first case in Leyte.
But the DOH here advised the public not to panic, adding they are doing everything to contain the case.

"We all just relax. These are mild cases and nothing to worry," Bautista said.
The DOH had advised the public to increase body resistance and observe proper hygiene to help prevent them from contracting diseases especially the A(H1N1) virus.
At Leyte National High School, the biggest high school in Eastern Visayas,  an information dissemination and forum to its students and teachers regarding the A(H1N1) virus was organized to give better understanding of the disease.