There are now twenty-nine (29) confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus in the Philippines according to the latest update from the DOH.
Unfortunately, the DOH appears to be sticking to its questionable policy of not providing flight details of incoming H1N1 patients.
It is my view that this policy has unwittingly contributed to what now appears to be the presence of community level H1N1 transmission in the country.
I believe it is but fair that passengers who came in on these flights should be made aware of the fact that they had a co-passenger who subsequently tested positive for H1N1 so that they can take the necessary precautions in order to protect themselves and help contain the spread of the virus. Such awareness will not happen unless the pertinent flight details are made known to the public.
Here's update no. 33 from the DOH and a news report courtesy of GMAnews.tv: