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Four deaths and 55 cases of A (H1N1) in Guatemala

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  • Four deaths and 55 cases of A (H1N1) in Guatemala
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    Four deaths and 55 cases of A (H1N1) in Guatemala

    Guatemala, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) infections with the virus of influenza A (H1N1) recorded an increase in Guatemala, which today account for 55 confirmed cases and four deaths. to the deaths of two adults in hospitals in the capital, the Ministry Health and Welfare said the two children that occurred in late February in the central-department of Zacapa. They were part of seven children who had died of unknown causes in principle and further analysis determined that in two pathogen presence. , the health facilities serving up to 50 000 cases of acute respiratory infections and colds per week to any extent, as the director of the National Epidemiology Center, Francisco Ardon, quoted by the newspaper Prensa Libre. Of the confirmed cases in the course of this year, features in 493 made ​​them suspicious of influenza and those 55 were confirmed: 52 of type A and three B, the source added. Otto Perez Molina President reiterated the instruction to the ministry of industry to take all safety measures and prevention and ensure the availability of Tamiflu, a drug used against influenza A (H1N1). sector officials said that despite not having the product in large quantities, there is no shortage and hospitals are prepared for any eventuality, to thereby maintaining on yellow alert. They reaffirmed that Venezuela came in loan three thousand doses of vaccine against evil, wait another two thousand promised by Mexico and bought 410,000 to the Pan American Health Organization. Before ending March, the authorities intend to start a vaccination campaign for children under five and older adults, the groups most vulnerable to the virus, and the staff of the health care network. the end of the year they hope to stock one million 200 thousand units in view of any emergency. When confirmed a infected person is necessary to apply the medicine to the whole family and the people they had contact. virus A (H1N1) was detected for the first time in Guatemala in 2009 when the sector ministry compiled more than 620 cases, 11 of whom died.

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    Re: Four deaths and 55 cases of A (H1N1) in Guatemala

    Health reports 43 cases of influenza A (H1N1)

    CITY OF GUATEMALA - Francisco Bermúdez, general assistant director of services of health, highlighted the importance that the vaccine is applied to the persons who have had contact with patients confirmed with flu A (H1N1). He added that also type brings 55 cases of seasonal influenza and 12 of influenza B.

    According to the department the target is to limit the transmission of the virus and to offer treatment adapted to the persons infected to avoid more deaths of which already 5 are brought. Bermúdez indicated that the immune system is not equal in all the persons and on that it is going to depend the effects of the illness.

    The report of the portfolio of health indicates that 60 per cent of the departments of the country bring cases of seasonal flu and every week the cases will decline up to coming to June and July. ' The difficult thing to control of these viruses is that they change in the course of time from what the vaccines they have to be modified to be effective ', the official recounted.