First Influenza A (H1N1) Casualty in the Philippines

It's a bitter sweet Monday as the Department of Health (DoH) reported updates about the H1N1 pandemic here in the Philippines.

On the good side, 339 patients or 79% of the confirmed flu victims have fully recovered.  This is great news considering that confirmed H1N1 cases here in the Philippines has surpassed the 400 mark.  It also validates DoH's claim that the H1N1 strain spreading nationwide is of mild nature.

However, in the afternoon, the DoH also reported the first casualty of H1N1 here in the Philippines.  A 49 year old woman who has a preexisting heart condition presented flu like symptoms last June 17.  She died 2 days later, June 19.  It was only a day after her death that she was tested and found positive of Influenza A(H1N1).  She was reported to have self-medicated herself with only paracetamol.

This goes to show that although the H1N1 strain found here in the Philippines is of the mild variety, coupled with other diseases, the virus can be fatal!  If you are manifesting flu-like symptoms,  I think it would be best  to seek professional medical assistance right away.  

My mom is currently manifesting flu-like symptoms.  I am worried.  I hope she gets better soon.
I'm wishing everyone out there good health.  Take care everyone.

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