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Significant increase in cases of diarrhea
Epidemiological Surveillance System recorded an increase of cases of diarrhea compared to 2010. The call for increased prevention to prevent cholera.
Posted by Loida Avelar Martinez
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 00:00
In the first eight days of January 2011 the country reported 610 more cases of diarrhea that last year (in the same period of time), as detailed epidemiological report from the Ministry of Public Health.
To date, 3.052 people have visited a public health facility after suffering from gastroenteritis and diarrhea.
On average, 400 people consulted daily for this cause.
While in the first eight days of 2010, a total of 2.442 patients requested health services referred to present conditions.
Attention should be paid to increasing cases, because January is the month when circulation increases rotavirus, said Julio Armero, Head of the Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health.
Rotavirus is the main manifestation of diarrhea and vomiting. Show, in most cases in less than five years.
Yesterday, three children hospitalized for diarrhea woke up in the Benjamin Bloom Children's Hospital.
One of the reported minor complications, so it is receiving medical care in the Intensive Care Unit.
For its part, a total of nine infants who were consulted for diarrhea during the weekend, explained the shift manager.
In Bloom already reported the first positive case of rotavirus, the patient is stable and without complications, said Armero.
Last year, 66 children died of rotavirus in the country. Compared to 2009, five deaths were reported less.
In total, 2.275 Health screening conducted to rotavirus. Of these, 547 were positive. In 2009, the number of cases was 343.
Armero argues that there was a greater increase in screening. A more searching, more identification of cases, emphasized the chief warden.
Early identification of cases of diarrhea is multiplied because the country also meets the conditions for triggering a cholera epidemic.
For now, the country reported no cases of cholera.
In December last year, Health as coordinator wrote the anger management plan in conjunction with the entities that make up the National Health System (SISalud). The primary objective is to prevent the disease from spreading in the country and wreak havoc, as occurred in the Dominican Republic, where the number of people affected is 154, according to the Ministry of Health of that country.
In El Salvador , we propose to implement the filter system that was occupied during the epidemic of influenza A (H1N1).
The identification of cases arises done from home or, in extreme cases, school.
It aims to promote preventive measures in the classroom. The constant hand washing, drinking boiled or purified water and eat hot (avoid dubious provenance) are the recommendations made to prevent cases.
For its part, respiratory infections also reflect an increase of 2.314 cases more than 2010.
During January, 27.912 people have been in consultation about it.