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Flu (H1N1) Advisory and Preventive Measures

Latest report from WHO:

11 May 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 11 May 2009, 30 countries have officially reported 4694 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 1626 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 48 deaths. The United States has reported 2532 laboratory confirmed human cases, including three deaths. Canada has reported 284 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (8), China (2, comprising 1 in China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and 1 in mainland China), Colombia (3), Denmark (1), El Salvador (4), France (13), Germany (11), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (7), Norway (2), Panama (15), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (95), Sweden (2), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (47).

WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the influenza A(H1N1) virus.

So far, there are no reported cases in the Philippines, but again please take the following precautionary measures to ensure we are protected at all times:

A. For workers who will return from abroad or visitors that are coming in from the following countries for the last three weeks (Mexico, USA, South Korea, New Zealand, Germany, Hongkong). Visit the hospitals and clinic for medical clearance upon return.

B. For people who have two or more of the following symptoms, please go to medical facilities and have a check up.

· Fever or high temperature (more than 37.8 C)

· Sore throat

· Cough

· Body Pain

· Colds

· Chills

· Fatigue

· Dizziness / Vomiting

· Diarrhea

C. Always maintain good personal hygiene (e.g. wash your hands thoroughly with soap regularly, cover your mouth when coughing).

D. Use disinfectants and sanitizers in the restrooms and pantry.

E. Clean your work desk before and after your shift (especially those sharing work stations/seats).

F. Always make our premises clean and safe.

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