RP reports 1,709 A/H1N1 flu cases

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,709 A/H1N1 flu cases have been recorded in the Philippines over the past two months, the country's health chief said on Wednesday.

Among all the cases confirmed from the first week of May to June 27, 86 percent or 1,485 patients have already recovered, while the remaining 224 are still under treatment at present, most of them under home management, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said in a press statement.

"All cases exhibited mild symptoms with the most common as fever, cough, and nasal congestion," Duque said, adding that there was one reported death.

"The ages of cases range from 5 months to 79 years old, with 18 years old as median age. Most of them belonged to the 10-19 years age group. Majority of the cases were male," Duque said.

Duque said that of all the reported cases, 1,568 were Filipinos, and the rest were foreigners, mostly American and Japanese.



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