UAAP Season 72 - Schedules, Statistics, Updates and Highlights

UAAP Season 72 is the 2009–2010 season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. It will be hosted by Far Eastern University, with opening rites on July 11 at the Araneta Coliseum. The men's basketball tournament and the women's volleyball tournament will be aired by ABS-CBN's UHF Studio 23 for the tenth consecutive year.

(UAAP Update - End of 1st) Ateneo 16, La Salle 10

ANILA, Philippines - Ateneo took a 16-10 lead over De La Salle at the end of the first quarter despite two fouls slapped early on Rabeh al-Hussaini in Game Two of the UAAP finals Thursday.

Al-Hussaini, the league MVP, was forced to go to the bench at the 7:45 mark of the period after he incurred his second foul.

Influenza A (H1N1)

Influenza A (H1N1) is a new virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in April 2009 in the United States. This virus is spreading from person-to –person, probably in much the same way that the regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.

Influenza A (H1N1) is fatal to humans

Signs and symptoms in humans

- similar to the symptoms of regular flu such as

* Fever
* Headache
* Fatigue
* Lack of appetite
* Runny nose
* Sore throat
* Cough


- Vomitting or nausea
- Diarrhea

Mode of Transmission

- Exposure to droplets from the cough and sneeze of the infected person
Influenza A (H1N1) is not transmitted by eating thoroughly cooked pork.

Prevention

- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
- Always wash hands with soap and water
- Use alcohol- based hand sanitizers
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Increase your body's resistance
- Have at least 8 hours of sleep
- Be physically active
- Manage your stress
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Eat nutritious food

Influenza A(H1N1) in the Philippines

9 July 2009

The Department of Health (DOH) today expressed gratitude to the World Health Organization (WHO) over the commendation it gave to the government agency for its swift and tireless efforts in dealing with the novel virus A (H1N1).

The WHO letter dated June 30, 2009 and signed by WHO Regional Director Dr. Shin Young-soo put on record “my personal appreciation of the exceptional collaboration established between the Government of the Philippines and the World Health Organization in the fight against Pandemic H1N1 2009. I commend your leadership and tireless efforts in responding to this emerging threat to the health of the people of the Philippines”.
“We are very grateful that our efforts were recognized and didn’t go to waste. We appreciate that the WHO finds our response efficient and that it is confident on the quality of our laboratory diagnoses,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said.

The WHO letter further said that “Contact tracing has also been thorough, allowing the DOH to detect further cases and slow down the spread of the virus. The efficiency of the response indicated to me that the Philippines has the fundamental capacity to detect and respond to the new influenza virus. I should add that WHO is also confident about the quality of the laboratory diagnoses carried out by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and about the epidemiological activities conducted by the National Epidemiology Center (NEC)”.

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