DOH, DepEd on alert for sick schoolchildren

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DepEd) are on alert for sick schoolchildren who may be among the 19.4 million pre-school, elementary and high school public students who will troop back to schools today amid concerns of a possible outbreak of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus in campuses.

Education Secretary Jesli Lapus, while recognizing the public concern on the A(H1N1) virus, said the DepEd is constantly being updated by the DOH on the issue, “and we are following their expert advice on this health concern.”

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