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Swine Flu Has Almost Spread Worldwide. Philippines Has Now 6 Deaths

Written By David D'Angelo on Saturday, August 1, 2009 | 8/01/2009

The Swine Flu virus is still spreading. Almost every country in the world had been affected and there is still yet an unknown occurrence that was feared even by the World Health Organization (WHO). This fear is the virus might experience mutation as winter draws near specially in the northern hemisphere. WHO had reported nearly 200,000 cases and 800+ deaths woprlwide, however actual cases might have already surpassed the 2 Million mark as early as mid-July.

In the Philippines there were 3 more death cases in the Philippines from Influenza A(H1N1) bringin the total to 6. All of the deaths had been due to existing illnesses and complications says Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque.

Among the fatalities were a 49-year-old woman who had a heart disease; a 19-year-old man with asthma; and a 49-year-old man with emphysema.

Two other Filipinos abroad have also died of swine flu.

One was a 42-year-old seaman from the La Union province who died from complications of the both A(H1N1) influenza and the bacterium Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) in Hong Kong.

On Monday, a 37-year-old Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong also succumbed to the disease after weeks in hospital.


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