Holy Rosary school suspends classes for a week

by Sarita Kare, ABS-CBN Southern Tagalog

Posted at Jul 20 2009 08:15 PM | Updated as of Jul 21 2009 04:18 AM

Classes are suspended from July 20 to 25 in Holy Rosary Catholic School in Lucena city due to H1N1 flu infections.

Dr. Wilfredo Frondoza, city health officer, said two students were found to be positive for A (H1N1) flu on Saturday.

Classes will resume on July 27.

While disinfection of the school is being done, 2 more students of Sacred Heart College were reported to have the same illness.

Dr. Frondoza said that another 45-year-old woman was confirmed to be A (H1N1) positive. But the city health office assured that the patients are already recuperating.

Thirteen cases of the H1N1 flu have been recorded in the city since June, six of them students of Mary Hill College. One of them got it from his brother who also had contact with a nurse.

The Philippines has more than 2,000 H1N1 flu cases. Worldwide, the virus has infected close to 100,000 and has killed more than 400 people.