Dr. Myrna Cabotaje, Cordillera CHD director, said the three A(H1N1)-related deaths in the region were a 25-year-old pregnant mother who was considered high risk when she gave birth to twins; a 10-day-old baby who suffered from respiratory disease; and a 17-year-old student, who had complications aggravated by typhoid fever.
said, health authorities are looking into the possibility of a fourth death caused by conditions related to A(H1N1).
said that 90 percent of the confirmed cases or 114 individuals have already recovered from the flu virus.
reiterated that the death of the three patients were not directly caused by the A(H1N1) virus, but because of their high-risk conditions, they died of complications.
Despite the increasing number of deaths and confirmed cases of the flu, the health official assured that the situation in the region is still under control, and so there is no reason for the public to panic about the disease.
What is important is for the people to keep themselves healthy by eating the right kind of food and having sufficient rest, she
With the unpredictable weather condition prevailing in the region, she
expected a continuous increase in A(H1N1) cases.
The rainy season is also considered as the flu season, and so people suffering from flu-like symptoms must immediately seek medical attention, she
said that high-risk patients are those who are suffering from other illnesses aside from A(H1N1).