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From Manila Times:

The Department of Health (DOH) said that the first case of swine flu in the Philippines has been “contained.”

Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd announced on Thursday evening that the first case involving a 10-year-old girl—a Filipino who arrived in the country on Monday after traveling to the United States and Canada—tested positive for the A(H1N1) virus that causes swine flu.

But the Health department allayed fears of an outbreak.

“The DOH would like to emphasize that there is no community level outbreak in the country and measures are being done by the government to prevent transmission, starting with the quarantine of household close contacts,” the department said in a statement on Friday.

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