Influenza A (H1N1) is a new virus causing illness in people.  This new virus was first detected in people in April 2009 in the United States.  This virus is spreading from person-to –person, probably in much the same way that the regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.

Influenza A (H1N1) is fatal to humans

Signs and symptoms in humans

    - similar to the symptoms of regular flu such as

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough 

    - Vomitting or nausea
    - Diarrhea 

Mode of Transmission

    - Exposure to droplets from the cough and sneeze of the infected person
    Influenza A (H1N1) is not transmitted by eating thoroughly cooked pork.


    - Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
    - Always wash hands with soap and water
    - Use alcohol- based hand sanitizers
    - Avoid close contact with sick people
    - Increase your body's resistance
      - Have at least 8 hours of sleep
      - Be physically active
      - Manage your stress
      - Drink plenty of fluids
      - Eat nutritious food 

DOH Hospitals designated as Referral Centers for Emerging and
Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

National Referral Center

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)
Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
Tel No. 809-7599

Sub-national Referral Center

A. Luzon and Metro Manila
   San Lazaro Hospital
   Quiricada St., Sta. Cruz, Manila
   Tel. No. (02) 732-3776 to 78

DepED Updates on A(H1N1)

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