The number of employees of the House of Representatives who have tested positive for the H1N1 virus has gone up to five (5) with the addition of the case of a young female employee who was exposed to the 49-year-old woman who died on June 19 shortly after contracting the virus. The subject employee is almost fully recovered.
This development is likely to renew criticisms of DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III's failure to inform the House leadership in timely fashion of the information regarding the first fatality. It will be recalled that the entire Batasan Complex had to be shut down for several days last week and up to the weekend to decontaminate the entire facility.
More on this story in this brief News on Q report by Ivan Mayrina courtesy of GMANews.tv: