80% of flu victims recover

New virus infects 2 pupils in Cainta.

MANILA, Philippines — Swine flu cases around the country soared past the 400-mark as the virus struck another Metro Manila school but the picture was not all that grim: Nearly 80 percent of those stricken have bounced back to full health.

The high recovery rate bolsters earlier assessments that the Influenza A(H1N1) virus that has leaped from one part of the country to another is of a mild nature, health officials said yesterday while stressing the need for continued vigilance.

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