University in Vigan suspends classes due to A(H1N1)

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 13 2009 11:45 PM | Updated as of Aug 14 2009 07:45 AM

Classes in all levels in University of Northern Philippines in Vigan City have been suspended until August 18 after 6 persons were found positive for A(H1N1) virus infection.

60 others have been placed under observation.

Due to the positive cases, even those staying in dormitories, local and foreign students, were advised to stay temporarily outside the university premises to avoid contamination.

Dr. Gilbert Arce, Dean of Student Affairs, was reported to have said that the measure was the most effective way to prevent further contamination. He assured however that officials have the situation under control.

Provincial health officials were also assisting especially in the contact tracing of persons who may have had interaction with those who were found positive of the virus.

Arce also assured that those found positive were in relatively good condition. He said several has already been sent to their homes for self-quarantine.

The infection reportedly came from a student who went to Metro Manila. From a report of Brian Realgo, ABS-CBN News Ilocos