Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Influenza A (H1N1) Brief Situation Report for Partners in the Philippines

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WHO Philippines
Influenza A (H1N1) Brief Situation Report for Partners in the Philippines
Number 28, 25 May 2009
Updates as of 10 AM, 24 May 2009 (figures may change due to the rapidly evolving situation)
  • Department of Health announces the country’s second confirmed case in a 50-year old female with history of travel to the US
  • People are advised to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis and should seek medical attention if they develop any symptoms of influenza-like illness (fever, cough, runny nose, body aches)
  • Individuals who are ill should delay travel plans and returning travelers who fall ill should seek appropriate medical care.
  • The practice of good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active are some of the general preventive measures for influenza.
  • The Lancet announced the launching of its H1N1 Flu Resource Center at , a microsite for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and health care professionals.

WHO Actions
Published Clinical Management of Human Infection with new influenza A (H1N1) virus; initial guidance:
The WHO library has shared more scientific information on Influenza A(H1N1) with this link:
The document "WHO technical advice for case management of Influenza A(H1N1) in air transport" has been posted on web site (
Instructions for storage and transport of suspected or confirmed influenza A (H1N1)
human and animal specimens and virus isolates
The latest WHO recommendations and situation updates can be found at and at

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