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  • In Panama, 36 deaths were confirmed due to influenza

    According to the entity, to date, the most frequently identified influenza virus 'has been A H1N1pdm09, followed by AH3N2 and influenza B'. To date, there have been 11 deaths due to the influenza virus in the national territory, this was announced on Thursday by the Ministry of Health (Minsa), through the Epidemiological Surveillance System. Of these 11 cases, 10 are indigenous and one (1) imported, the Minsa explained that as background was observed in patients not vaccinated or partially vaccinated in 2019 against the virus and the history of co morbidity (chronic disease). In a statement, he tells the population that positive cases of respiratory viruses such as influenza A and B, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, metapneumovirus and rhinovirus are identified throughout the year; however, cases of influenza virus have been more frequent since May of the current year.

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    Influenza takes the lives of 14 people in Panama

    Panama, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The epidemic of influenza that currently plagues Panama has claimed the lives of 14 people, including children, reported the Ministry of Health (Minsa). In a statement, the public institution clarified that during the year positive cases of respiratory viruses such as influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus and adenovirus, among others, were identified; However, since May, the presence of those related to the first disease was frequent.

    Panamá, 25 jun (Prensa Latina) La epidemia de influenza que azota actualmente a Panamá cobró hasta el momento la vida de 14 personas, incluidos niños, informó el Ministerio de Salud (Minsa). En un comunicado, la institución pública aclaró que durante todo el año se identificaron casos positivos de virus respiratorios como influenza A y B, […]


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      The number of deaths due to influenza in Panama rises to 18

      Panama, June 28 (EFE) .- The health authorities of Panama reported Thursday that 18 people have died from influenza so far this year, including 9 children under 5, in cases that have been registered in four provinces and in the indigenous Ng?be Bugl? region.

      Deaths have been registered in the provinces of Chiriqu?, Cocl?, Veraguas and Panama, a source from the Health Ministry of Panama told Efe.

      However, at the moment the existence of an epidemic has been ruled out, the epidemiologist of the Ministry of Health, Israel Cede?o, told reporters.

      The health centers are vaccinating against the influenza virus to priority patients, such as health personnel, chronically ill, people over 60 and children under 5 years of age, said the specialist.

      In the central province of Cocl?, where more than 70,000 vaccines have been placed, three deaths have been reported in the last hours: two men and one adult woman who suffered from chronic diseases, said Obdulia Arauca, public health official.


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        The number of deaths continues to rise due to influenza, the Minsa confirms 23 deaths

        Dr. Yadira Molt? of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), reported that to date there are 23 deaths due to influenza in the country. Only in Chiriqu?, there were 14 deaths, 10 of children and 4 of adults, one of the cases was imported from Brazil and the rest of the capital and the province of Veraguas. Influenza is an infectious disease, acute and contagious, caused by a virus, which attacks the respiratory tract and produces fever, headache and a general feeling of malaise. Molt? detailed that so far in 2019, there have been three thousand cases of respiratory viruses, including influenza virus, adenovirus, syncytial virus and others. There have been cases where a patient is coinfected, that is, they have two viruses, and they do not have any vaccinations, thus complicating the recovery process.


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          Minsa confirm 29 deaths due to influenza virus

          So far in 2019, the epidemiological monitoring and surveillance system of the Ministry of Health (MINSA) has confirmed 29 deaths due to the influenza virus in the country. Dr. Lourdes Moreno, head of the Department of Epidemiology indicated that of these 29 cases, 28 are native and one (1) imported, mostly with a history of chronic disease, association with another viral infection and unvaccinated or partially vaccinated patients against the virus. Moreno explained that the ages most affected are children under 5 years old and older adults. He reiterated that the vaccine 'protects and saves lives' against the 4 H3N2 viruses, H1N1 and 2 strains, it should be placed every year, because the subtypes that circulate vary from year to year and from one region to another.


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            Increase to 34 deaths due to influenza in the country

            A 34 increased the number of people killed by influenza A (H1N1) in the country. This was reported by the Minister of Health, Rosario Turner, who said that some of these new cases are the result of 'the lack of timely reports' from some hospitals. Turner urged hospital centers to make their reports at the right time so that the Ministry of Health (Minsa) can develop strategies on time and more deaths can be prevented. Data from the Minsa Epidemiological Surveillance System indicate that 33 deaths correspond to Panamanian residents and one is for an imported case. The five Health regions where the highest number of deaths due to influenza are recorded are: Ng?be Bugl?, Chiriqu?, Cocl?, Panama Metro and Bocas del Toro.


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              Confirm 36 deaths from influenza, Turner says they will take control of vaccine placement

              The Minister of Health, Rosario Turner, reported Wednesday that the epidemiological monitoring and surveillance system has confirmed 36 deaths from the influenza virus in the country.

              Turner said that most of the deaths were preventable, since they had vaccines against the virus, which the health authority managed through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO).

              He said that the population must understand that not only is H1N1 circulating in the country, but also adenovirus that increases complications in only one person.