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  • Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases - 18 deaths

    Source: http://www.informador.com.mx/interna...-guatemala.htm

    Google translation:

    A girl is first case of human influenza in Guatemala

    A girl of 11 years is the first patient with a confirmed diagnosis of swine flu in Guatemala. AFP

    * It is unclear whether this is a Mexican or Guatemalan
    * The Center for the Center for Disease Control made the diagnosis

    It was the first confirmed case of influenza A H1N1 in Guatemala, is a girl from Cuernavaca

    GUATEMALA .- A girl aged 11 was the first patient with a confirmed diagnosis of human ifluenza in Guatemala, reported on Tuesday, Health Minister Celso Cerezo.

    "It was the first confirmed case of influenza A H1N1 in Guatemala, it's a girl''from Cuernavaca, Mexico, the minister said a telephone conversation with AP. It is unclear whether this is a Mexican or Guatemalan.

    The Center for the Center for Disease Control (CDC for short) in Atlanta, United States, made the diagnosis, said Cherry.

    Two other cases are considered probable human patients with influenza but not yet received the results of samples sent to CDC.

    The country declared an epidemiological alert orange, implying a greater epidemiological control, increased security measures in health centers and health recommendations to citizens to take measures to help prevent infection.

  • #2
    Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases

    Source: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/308/story/459347.html

    Fifth case of swine flu in Guatemala
    The Associated Press

    GUATEMALA - A girl of five years became the fifth case of swine flu in Guatemala, authorities reported.

    The girl, who resides in the department of Chimaltenango, some 50 kilometers west of the capital, was infected by her father who returned from Mexico a week ago, on Tuesday said the Ministry of Health in a press release.

    The Ministry indicated that both the girl and five relatives with whom contact had received antiviral treatment.

    There are five other cases of people with flu symptoms are being tested in laboratories in Guatemala and United States to detect whether the virus of influenza A H1N1. It is expected that the results of these are known by the end of the week.
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    • #3
      Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases

      Health Ministry confirms sixth case of influenza A in Guatemala

      28/05/2009 11:02 AM

      EFE. Guatemala. The Ministry of Public Health in Guatemala today the sixth confirmed case of influenza A positive in the country and announced that three other suspects are evaluated.

      According to Health Minister Celso Cerezo, a boy of 13 years who recently visited Mexico with his parents, is the sixth case of influenza A, and was detected in a private hospital in Guatemala City.

      Cherry said the child was isolated and that health authorities are also assessing their families and doctors and nurses who had contact with him to establish whether the disease.

      With this added six positive cases of influenza A in Guatemala. Two of them are girls, according to the Ministry of Health, the first four are infected and out of danger.

      The minister also announced that they are awaiting the results of the analysis that was performed three others suspected of having influenza and who were sent to a laboratory in Atlanta (USA).

      According to the minister, tomorrow could make known whether these cases are positive or negative.

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      • #4
        Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases

        Source: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/new...ote=1&p=228801

        Surge case of influenza A (H1N1) in Antigua, and added 12 in the country

        For Press Libre.com

        17:40 | 30/05/2009

        Health Minister Celso Cerezo, made official today another case of influenza A (H1N1) in the country, this is a teenager of 17 years who lives in Antigua Guatemala, for bringing to 12 the number of people infected by this virus .

        According to the official, the person who showed symptoms of the disease came to the hospital in Antigua Guatemala, and his case was referred to the Ministry of Health to verify the symptoms, which was positive. Indicated that both the girl and her family have not traveled abroad, so this is another infection in the country.

        Cherry said that the teen is in an area of insulation in your home and your family as well as under treatment with the antiviral Tamiflu.

        Yesterday, four other confirmed cases, including a girl of 11 years, residing in Villa Nueva and who recently traveled to the United States, another child under 6, based at the Cologne New Monserrat, Mixco, a young 18, a native Escuintla, who returned to Honduras last week, and a woman of 32, who is detained in hospital Salamá, Baja Verapaz, who coincidentally also returned a few days ago from Honduras. All were administered the antiviral and are under surveillance, said Cherry.

        These cases add to the seven that had been announced weeks ago, so in total there are 12. Another 50 people are under observation because they have had direct contact with patients who have been positive.

        Over other suspected cases, the Minister of Health indicated that the samples sent to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, United States, and returned and the results were negative. However, he noted that more cases are analyzed in the laboratory of the country.

        Cherry said that next week at the Cabinet meeting, to consider whether it is relevant again declare a state of emergency in order to react to an impending increase in influenza type A (H1N1) in the country.

        The official also called on citizens not to travel but it is emergency, as it is shown that the majority of cases in the country have been infected abroad.

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        • #5
          Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases

          Source: http://www.adn.es/sociedad/20090604/...sos-gripe.html

          Amount to 23 confirmed cases of influenza A in Guatemala

          * EFE

          The Ministry of Public Health confirmed that in Guatemala the last few hours there were seven other new cases of influenza A, which today amounts to 23 the number of infected this disease in this country.

          According to Health Minister Celso Cerezo, six cases were detected in the department of Guatemala, which includes the capital, including three students from seven, nine and ten years of age from two private schools.

          The other case, said Cherry, a young 24 years old, detected in the northern city of Coban, who had just returned from Honduras.


          The senior official said that in Guatemala remains the institutional orange alert (prevention) until the World Health Organization (WHO) changed the phase of the pandemic.

          Cherry explained that depending on the evolution of influenza A in this Central American country, the Council of Ministers will assess the situation next week to say what other steps are taken to prevent its spread.

          For now, he said, the disease situation remains "under control" but recommended that Guatemalans do not travel abroad and visit places where there is presence of people such as stadiums, cinemas and concerts.

          According to the minister, recommendations for schools in which are recorded cases of influenza A are temporarily suspend classes to prevent further infections.

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          • #6
            Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases

            Source: http://www.adn.es/sociedad/20090605/...ivo-casos.html


            Children and young test positive for influenza A and amounts to 25 cases in Guatemala

            * EFE
            Two new cases of influenza A were confirmed in Guatemala which amount to 25 contracted the disease in the country, today reported a medical source.

            According to Minister of Health and Welfare, Celso Cerezo, the two new cases are a child of 9 years from Sumpango in the western department of Sacatepéquez and a couple of 23 years of age, southern department of Escuintla, who recently visited Guanajuato (Mexico), said.

            Cerezo reiterated his call to Guatemala to try to not travel abroad unless it is absolutely necessary to prevent infection with influenza A.

            The minister said that besides the 25 confirmed cases, eight others are under analysis and the results could be available in the coming hours.

            Of the total infected with influenza A in Guatemala, 14 are children and other adults, but so far there has been no death.

            Guatemala, according to the minister, remains in an orange alert institutional (prevention) and it depends on how the disease evolves, the next week the Council of Ministers may adopt other measures to prevent the spread of influenza.

            Health authorities say they are prepared to cope with the disease and that for now the situation is "under control".

            According to the Ministry of Health, due to the disease, three schools in Escuintla, the capital of two and three schools in the western department of Chimaltenango classes suspended temporarily.

            Meanwhile, the Education Minister, Ana Ordonez, announced that his ministry assesses the possibility of bringing forward the holiday half a year to prevent influenza A infections in schools and public institutes.

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            • #7
              Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases

              Source: http://sdpnoticias.com/sdp/contenido/2009/06/06/415668

              Reported five new human cases of influenza in Guatemala
              Today 12:19 --

              Guatemala, 6 Jun (Notimex) .- The Ministry of Health of Guatemala has confirmed five new cases of human influenza, bringing the number affected by the disease rose to 30.

              Health Minister Celso Cerezo, explained that the samples collected from two women and three girls between seven and eight years of age were positive with the virus A/H1N1.

              One of the infected women live in the southern town of Palin, Escuintla department, and four others are sick of the city of Guatemala, said the minister, who indicated that they are all under treatment.


              Cherry lamented the "speculation" of the opposition accusing the authorities of Health "hide" information, since the estimated number of cases would be higher than officially acknowledged.

              "Do not hide any information. We are more interested to know the real situation of the disease so that people have more information and to avoid contagion," he said.

              He stressed that most patients are safe and treatment, in addition to stress that currently there has been no death from the human influenza virus in Guatemala.

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              • #8
                Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases

                Source: http://www.prensalibre.com/pl/2009/junio/07/319793.html

                Arise 20 cases of influenza A (H1N1) in the country, figure reaches 50
                For Press Libre.com
                15:19 | 07/06/2009

                Health Minister Celso Cerezo, reported today that another 20 were confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) in the country, bringing the figure rises to 50.

                According to Cherry, the new cases are recorded in various parts of the country, including Villa Nueva, 2 cases; Palín, 4, Antigua Guatemala, 2; Chimaltenango, 2, Zacapa, 2, Capital City, 6; Peten and Coban 1 each case.

                Of the 50 cases identified, explained the minister, 30 are already out of danger, and the newly identified 20, 7 are in good health. For the moment, there are at least 10 people who can be regarded as suffering from influenza A (H1N1).


                While in the National Health Laboratory and the Laboratory Center for Disease Control (CDC for short) installed at the Universidad del Valle, discusses six other samples, which are suspected

                With increasing cases the Ministry has had to use at least 500 doses of Tamiflu (Oseltamivir), of which 23 thousand are available when purchased began warning international outbreak of influenza.


                Cherry added that among the cases detected with the disease, two are employees of the Ministry, although he clarified that they are not among the confirmed cases.

                With the aim of expediting the response time between admission and diagnosis of a sample suspected of the disease, the U.S. Embassy donated a device with which the National Health Laboratory will get the results in real time.

                The team has a $ 80 thousand to arrive next Wednesday to the country.

                The six schools that had suspended classes last week to prevent the transmission of the virus to resume its work tomorrow, while four other establishments remain closed by decision of the parents, said Cherry.

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                • #9
                  Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases

                  Source: http://www.univision.com/content/con...92&cid=1973983

                  Google translation:

                  Guatemala: increased cases of influenza
                  Decided to advance during school holidays

                  June 9, 2009

                  GUATEMALA - The Ministry of Education of Guatemala announced mid-year vacation in public and private schools to begin next Monday in order to counter the infection of swine flu, which this week reached 60.

                  Van 60 cases

                  The Education Minister, Ana de Molina, said the decision was made Tuesday by the Council of Ministers.

                  The official said now that the holidays will begin from Monday June 15 until July 1, which will help prevent further infections of influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu.

                  "We strongly recommended that from July 15 will be suspended classes in public and private schools that are not already closed, 13 closed since yesterday," he said Tuesday at a press conference Health Minister Celso Cerezo.

                  Typically, half holiday period begins at the end of June or early July.

                  Health Minister Celso Cerezo, announced on Monday the 10 other people contracting the virus, which amounted to 60 patients who had a positive in the country, but 48 of them are already fully recovered.

                  If during the fifteen days which are scheduled throughout the suspension of classes there is a notable increase in the number of cases, said Cherry, the students return to school on July 1.

                  Several private schools where there were cases of students infected with their academic activities suspended two weeks ago.

                  Guatemala is now in an orange alert (prevention) and keeps sanitary controls at borders, ports and airports.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases - 119

                    Source: http://sdpnoticias.com/sdp/contenido/2009/06/13/421111

                    Google translation:

                    Guatemala patients recorded 119 human influenza
                    Today 18:37 --

                    Guatemala, 13 Jun (Notimex) .- The Minister of Health of Guatemala, Celso Cerezo, reported today that 23 new human cases of influenza, bringing the number of people infected rose to 119.


                    The official, after announcing in a press conference this Saturday at the unit's 23 positive cases of the virus A H1N1, urged people to exercise extreme precautions to avoid illness.

                    In this regard, called on people to refrain from participating in activities that bring together large numbers of people, and possibly stay at home to reduce the risk of contagion.

                    According to the official, the high number of infections confirmed this Saturday is that the human influenza is "in the highest peak."


                    Accordingly, it should step up preventive measures on an individual, such as washing hands frequently and not to go to public events.

                    On Friday, after the announcement of 11 clinically verified cases, the number of patients stood at 96.

                    In the 23 patients reported that day, the total came to 119 nationwide since last May 5, when it officially recognized the first patient, a girl of 11 years, who was visiting the Mexican city of Cuernavaca .

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                    • #11
                      Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases - 119

                      Source: http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Dis...9061423356.xml

                      Guatemala urges 2 swine flu-hit towns to shut down
                      Web posted at: 6/14/2009 2:33:56
                      Source ::: AP

                      GUATEMALA CITY: Guate-mala’s government is asking two towns to close down nearly all public venues to prevent the spread of swine flu.

                      Health Secretary Celso Cerezo said the virus has infected 96 people in the Central America country, including 11 in the last 24 hours. Most have recovered.

                      On Wednesday, Guatemala suspended all schools nationwide until at least July 1.

                      Cerezo said most of the cases have been reported in two small southern towns, Palin and Santa Lucia. The government recommended on Friday that those towns close restaurants, bars movie, theaters, churches and other public venues until the epidemic subsides.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases - 128

                        Source: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/308/story/475672.html

                        Nine cases of swine flu in Guatemala
                        The Associated Press

                        GUATEMALA - The Minister of Health announced on Monday that nine cases were detected over swine flu in Guatemala, bringing to 128 the total infected.

                        "We believe we can be entering the decline of the epidemic, but there may be other highest peak," he said at a news conference the health minister, Celso Cerezo.


                        He noted that on Saturday, 51 processed samples of which 23 were positive while that between Sunday and Monday examined 51 other suspected samples with the result of nine positive cases.

                        So far only one person who had the virus has died in the country but the authorities do not qualify as a case of swine influenza because the patient died of renal complications.

                        The government evaluates the possibility of decreeing a state of calamity and raise the alert level to red, which would give the state more powers to tackle the epidemic.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases - 153

                          Source: http://www.cronica.com.mx/nota.php?id_nota=439564

                          Amounted to 153 cases of human influenza in Guatemala
                          NOTIMEX in Guatemala | World
                          Wednesday June 17, 2009 | Time Generated: 15:09 | Last updated: 15:09

                          Minister of Health of Guatemala, Celso Cerezo, reported today that the number of people infected human influenza rose to 153, which was then confirmed 25 new cases of the disease.

                          The official said at a press conference that the new cases of A/H1N1 virus 15 were women and 10 men, and patients who live mostly in the metropolitan area of Guatemala and the southern department of Escuintla.

                          He stated that the majority of infections in people who made trips abroad, especially Mexico, United States and Honduras.


                          "I am not against those who travel, but it is remarkable how many cases of people from Guatemala and Escuintla that became ill after travel abroad, he said, and said that most patients are out of danger and under medical treatment .

                          He estimated that the normal behavior of the epidemiological curve "that after an upsurge of cases begins to decline at the beginning of July the number of diseased human influenza to arrive in Guatemala 350.

                          The first human case of influenza was found in Guatemala on May 5 last in a girl 11 years old who returned from a trip abroad.

                          Gcha

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                          • #14
                            Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases - 208

                            Source: http://sdpnoticias.com/sdp/contenido/2009/06/18/425024

                            Suman 208 influenza patients in Guatemala after 55 new cases
                            June 18, 2009 - 18:47 --

                            Guatemala, 18 Jun (Notimex) .- The number of sick human influenza rose to 208 in Guatemala, following the confirmation of 55 new cases of evil today Health Minister Celso Cerezo.

                            The official said at a press conference that most patients are out of danger and pointed out that there is no death as a direct consequence of A/H1N1 virus.

                            He argued that in other countries badly affected by the percentage of deaths in relation to total cases is at least five percent.

                            However, in Guatemala thanks to preventive measures and actions by health professionals "there have been no human deaths from influenza, the minister stressed.


                            Cerezo, who on Wednesday said that the number of people infected was 153, said that with 55 new cases, the number of patients increased to 208.

                            He said that most are out of danger and under treatment and stressed that there is sufficient dose of medicine for the sick human influenza.

                            The Minister of Health estimated that the behavior of the epidemic, provides an average of 15 new cases per day until July, when one considers that the disease will begin to yield.


                            Legislative staff and visitors to use from this Thursday covering mouths and wash their hands with disinfectant, on Wednesday after the first confirmed case of influenza in a human employee of the legislature.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Guatemala: A(H1N1) Cases - 246

                              Source: http://www.exonline.com.mx/diario/no...atemala/641050

                              24-June-2009
                              Identified eleven cases of influenza in Guatemala more
                              EFE
                              (02:39 p.m.)
                              Correspond to seven women and four men, which have already been medicated with anti-virals

                              GUATEMALA .- The health authorities of Guatemala reported today that in the last 24 hours have been eleven new cases of influenza A, which added 246 patients with this virus in the country.

                              The Ministry of Health reported in a statement that new cases are seven women and four men, which have already been medicated with anti-virals.

                              "To reduce the risk of contagion, the technical team of the Ministry of Health has found a direct contact of individuals positive for influenza A, take appropriate action and prevent the spread of the virus," specified in the statement.

                              Guatemala maintains a nationwide alert against orange influenza A.

                              JGL

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