Just got the news na may 1 confirmed case na ng swine flu (+2 suspected) sa Metropolitan Hospital sa Sta.Cruz, Manila right now. Di pa nirerelease sa media.
I know this because nurse yung sister ng officemate ko dun sa hospital and nandun pa sila ngaun di pa sila pinapauwi.
takayeshi / May 7, 2009
How can Metropolitan Hospital confirm that when only RITM and San Lazaro have the technology and the facility to detect if the patient is positive for H1N1?
leela / May 7, 2009
If i remember it right, no facility in the Phils has the capability to confirm if a person has H1N1 so they sent the samples to Australia
Ace_Balasador_XP / May 7, 2009
^^^Ah, so hindi pa confirmed. Kasi kung sa San Lazaro pa lang, testing pa lang ang gagawin dun.
if i remember it right, no facility in the Phils has the capability to confirm if a person has H1N1 so they sent the samples to Australia
Scientists from a pharma company has developed the technology to evaluate if a patient has H1N1. The technology has already been shared with DOH.
Ito naman yung procedures ng verification, from GMAnews:
To confirm the cases, the DOH will first have to identify if the flu virus that plagued the patients were a Type A influenza. If found to be so, the virus will then have to be further identified as either Hemagglutinin 1 (H1) or H3.
“Kapag negative po sa H1 at H3, tsaka pa lang namin ika-classify na probable case ito [If the virus was not identified as an H1 or H3, only then can we call this a probable case],” Tayag earlier said.
The swab sample obtained from a probable case will then be brought to a laboratory in Melbourne, Australia to finally ascertain if the virus is an Influenza A (H1N1).
Tayag said Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase (as in N1) are types of proteins commonly present in flu viruses. He said that medical science has so far identified 16 types of Hemagglutinin and 9 types of Neuraminidase
leela / May 8, 2009