9 Leyte towns breached by A(H1N1)

A village in Baybay town in Leyte province has been placed under a state of calamity after nine elementary school pupils were found positive for influenza A(H1N1) virus, a local health officer said.

Dr. Edgardo Daya of the Leyte provincial health office’s A(H1N1) monitoring center said nine pupils from the Guadalupe Elementary School in Baybay have been confirmed infected with the new influenza virus.

“The village of Guadalupe in Baybay is now under a state of calamity,” Daya said as he reported latest results of the provincial health office’s A(H1N1) monitoring.

He said a total of 95 people from 9 towns in Leyte have tested positive for A(H1N1). Majority of the patients are students, he said.

The other towns with confirmed A(H1N1) cases were Palo, Sta. Fe, San Miguel, Carigara, Barugo, Lapaz, Hilongos, and MacArthur.

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