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The 2009 flu pandemic in the Philippines began on May 21, 2009 when a young Filipina girl first contracted the A (H1N1) virus while in the United States. In the following days, several local cases were reported to be caused by contact with two infected Taiwanese women who attended a wedding ceremony in Zambales.The 10-year-old Filipina girl arrived the country on May 18 and was hospitalized the day after at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City.On May 21, Department of Health (DOH) secretary Francisco Duque confirmed the case being the first Philippine swine flu…mehr

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The 2009 flu pandemic in the Philippines began on May 21, 2009 when a young Filipina girl first contracted the A (H1N1) virus while in the United States. In the following days, several local cases were reported to be caused by contact with two infected Taiwanese women who attended a wedding ceremony in Zambales.The 10-year-old Filipina girl arrived the country on May 18 and was hospitalized the day after at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City.On May 21, Department of Health (DOH) secretary Francisco Duque confirmed the case being the first Philippine swine flu case.On June 22, 2009, first fatality was reported, a 49-year-old female from Metro Manila, being also the first death in Asia associated with the disease.At the same time, the Department of Health assured that the patient did not die because of the novel virus, instead, due to heart attack.Later on, Philippine Congress learned that the woman was a regular employee of the House, and prompted the government to shut down the legislature for five days.