Returning OFWs to quarantine themselves due to swine flu

>> Sunday, June 14, 2009

Following the hospitalization of a nurse from Saudi Arabia for swine flu, returning Filipino overseas contract workers are advised to quarantine themselves for 10 days to prevent the spread of Influenza A (HINI) virus. Those hit with swine flu are told to wash their hands frequently, to wear masks, cough with a tissue or your arm, and stay home when you are sick.

The number of H1N1 cases worldwide stood at 658 early Sunday, according to World Health Organization. Swine flu has been confirmed in 16 countries. Mexico has the largest number of confirmed cases with 397, followed by the United States at 160. Sixteen (16) people in Mexico and a toddler in the United States have died from the virus.

The WHO has confirmed cases in 14 other countries: Canada, with 51; the United Kingdom with 15; Spain with 13; Germany with six; New Zealand with four; Israel with three; France, with two; and Austria, China, South Korea, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Costa Rica, each have one.

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