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Guatemala: 4 killed by Influenza H1N1

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  • Guatemala: 4 killed by Influenza H1N1

    Two men died in the Roosevelt hospital by the influenza A H1N1. This is the first fatality was recorded this year with this illness, according to Gustavo Barillas, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health. "There is no epidemic, these are isolated cases," said Barillas, and announced that the areas of intensive observation and the hospital will be isolated until Monday.

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    Five killed by influenza A H1N1

    The specialist explained that you it's two men who suffered from HIV; another, from Miami; the fourth, Huehuetenango; and fifth, the capital. Cazali indicated that a woman, who also died from an acute respiratory illness, gave negative test, but does not rule out that it is 'a false negative', for he had all the symptoms of the flu. In two weeks the six patients were treated in hospital for the past two weeks, and the most recent death occurred yesterday morning, informed the expert. Two other women were admitted to the intensive weekend for respiratory disease. 'Their base is asthma, but are sobreinfectadas with influenza,' said Cazali, who clarified that you expected confirmation of influenza A H1N1.

    Cinco hombres han muerto a causa de la gripe A H1N1 en el Hospital Roosevelt, informó Iris Cazali, coordinadora del área de Enfermedades Infecciosas del nosocomio.


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      Increased to four the number of people killed by influenza A (H1N1) in Guatemala

      The deaths by the influenza A (H1N1) increased to four in a public hospital in Guatemala, after the death of two other people, said this Tuesday to the AFP an official source. 'We have to date four cases' of deaths by A(H1N1) in the state in the Roosevelt Hospital west of the Guatemalan capital, said Gustavo Barillas, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health. According to the official, the first fatalities that were recorded in 2013 by the disease occurred last Friday in the health care center and the other two deaths were reported for the weekend.

      'There are three men and a woman, all adults. Three obese and one that I had HIV with tuberculosis', explained Barillas, and noted that maintains the 'restricted' visit to the areas of intensive observation of the hospital and to prevent new infections. Barillas has ruled out the death of a fifth victim by influenza A (H1N1) after performing an analysis to the deceased person who was suspected he had contracted the disease. The main symptoms of influenza A (H1N1) are fever greater than 38 degrees, recurrent dry cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches and headaches, chills, fatigue, loss of appetite, and malaise intense.