Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fourth Congress Employee Has Been Infected with H1N1 Flu Virus

28 June 2009

Another employee of the House of Representatives has been infected with the H1N1 flu virus. According to DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, the employee reportedly occupies the position of "Director" although he says he still has to confirm this tomorrow, Monday.

This brings to four (4) the number of employees of Congress who have tested positive for H1N1 including the 49-year-old woman who became the first H1N1-related fatality in the Philippines and in Asia last week. 

The first H1N1 death of a Congress employee triggered the closure of the entire Batasan Complex for several days to give way to general cleaning and sanitation. Tomorrow will the reopening of the Batasan Complex and the normal operations of the House of Representatives. 

More on this story in GMA Weekend Report by Dan Tincungco courtesy of GMANews.tv:


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