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    Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update, November 5, 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, Com No 478, 5 November 2009, edited)

    [RTF Document Was: LINK. Edit.]

    Press 478 November 5, 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies

    PRESS OFFICE

    Influenza A/H1N1 - The stock of the situation November 5, 2009 - Updated 17.00

    * Week Impact of influenza in the population: 0.9 percent
    * Number of cases per week estimated based incidence: 540mila
    * Deaths from the beginning of the pandemic: 25
    * Percentage of deaths in relation to the sick: 0.0025 percent
    * Vaccinated 41 thousand


    After hitting several European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany, the influenza A/H1N1 virus has arrived, causing us too, especially in the 'last week, a large number of cases. This was widely expected. In fact, our country, thanks to adequate containment measures, had not suffered the first wave epidemic that had occurred elsewhere near the summer. We knew however that the influence would begin to spread to Italy, precisely with the advent of autumn, and that there would be a rapid spread of a virus "new", against which the population is largely sensitive. Finally, as expected, the influence is affecting mainly children and adolescents. Although there are also expressing serious cases, especially in people with chronic diseases, the vast majority of cases are mild or moderate. The recommendations in case of illness does not change: to stay home and call your primary care physician in case of fever, unless complications appear.

    * Monitoring the epidemic
    or cases and incidence
    + Influenza A is spread primarily among young people, like seasonal influenza, but with greater speed it is a new virus. One child every thirty, from 5 to 14 years, is at home with the flu. This is confirmed by the latest report of the monitoring system Influnet. Each of the 900 sentinel physicians reported an average of 12 last week, its assisted with the flu. Based on the incidence recorded by the system, or 0.9 percent, are estimated in the week from 26 October to 1 November approximately 540 thousand cases in our country.
    + The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are Campania, with a ratio of 1, 5 percent and Lombardy (1.3), followed by Emilia Romagna, Marche and Lazio (1.1).

    * Cases requiring respiratory assistance
    or regions have reported to the Ministry of 124 hospital admissions that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a quota equal to 0,023 percent of people who have contracted the flu last week.

    * Deaths
    o The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0025 percent of the patients against 0.2 per cent of deaths related to the normal influenza.
    to 5 November were reported 25 deaths for which a confirmed diagnosis of influenza AH1N1. All subjects except one had severe disease of previous years.
    or situation in Italy
    Italy 25 + Total deaths
    TfRegion
    * 10 Ontario
    Sydney 4 *
    * Emilia Romagna 3
    * Piedmont 2
    * Lazio 2
    Molise 1 *
    * Sicily 1
    * Tuscany 1
    * Umbria 1

    * European situation (source: ECDC)
    Total deaths or 352
    or in
    + Great Britain 143
    + Spain 63
    + France 49

    * The situation worldwide (source ECDC)
    Total deaths or 5846
    or in
    + Brazil 1368
    + United States of America 1004
    + 593 Argentina

    * Vaccination of the population
    o Distribution
    + The State-Regions Conference has reached today an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.
    + Meanwhile, continuous distribution of vaccines to the region, began on October 12. By the third distribution, which will conclude next weekend will be distributed to the regions total of nearly 2.5 million doses. The Ministry, according to the figures provided by the manufacturer about the availability of pandemic vaccine doses, has prepared a detailed distribution plan for the regions. In particular,
    + Vaccinees
    # According to data received by the Superior Institute of Health were vaccinated at 1 November over 41 thousand people in 18 regions have begun vaccination. All regions have planned vaccination campaign. By November 9 in all the regions will begin vaccination. In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children.

    * Actions of Government
    o The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.
    o The pandemic is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.
    o The government immediately took all measures to tackle the pandemic influenza and to protect the health of citizens.
    o The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:
    + Control and containment stage
    # In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.

    * Vaccination of the population
    o The government has prepared a vaccination strategy to cope with the epidemic wave of new influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.

    * Stocks antivirals
    o The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.

    * Manage severe cases
    o The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure . It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.

    * Monitoring the epidemic
    At or after 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. It also will monitor the hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.

    Sentinel Surveillance * Access to Emergency
    o The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.

    * Pharmacovigilance
    or as part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals in the course of a pandemic influenza. The system has been running since October.

    * Learn more
    or all information on the action of government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al www. fermailvirus.it.
    information or even via telephone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00.

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    Influenza A/H1N1 - The point of the situation on 6 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited) - Cases: 540,000 ILI, 26 Deaths, 75 in ICU

    Influenza A/H1N1 - The point of the situation on 6 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited)

    [RTF Document Was: LINK. Edit.]

    Press No 483 6 November 2009 - Ministry of Health Labor and Social Policy

    PRESS OFFICE


    Influenza A/H1N1 - The point of the situation on 6 November 2009 - Updated 17.00

    * Week Impact of influenza in the population: 0.9 percent
    * Number of cases per week estimated based incidence: 540,000
    * Percentage of deaths in relation to the sick from the beginning of the pandemic: 0.0032 percent
    * Deaths from the beginning of the pandemic: 26
    * Vaccinated on November 1: 41 thousand


    * Monitoring the epidemic
    or cases and incidence
    + According to data of the monitoring system based on doctors Influnet sentinel cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately weekly 540mila. In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of the surveillance Influnet, on 1 November, the estimated 785 thousand cases in our country.
    + The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are Campania, with a ratio of 1, 5 percent and Lombardy (1.3), followed by Emilia Romagna, Marche and Lazio (1.1).
    + The most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 2.8 per cent of cases on average (1.7 in the smallest zero to 4 years and 3 percent from 5 to 14 ). Among youth and adults ages 15 to 64 years the incidence of influenza is 0.5 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 per cent.

    * Cases requiring respiratory assistance
    or regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 161 hospital admissions for complications, including 75 who require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.014 per cent of people who have contracted the flu since the beginning of the pandemic.

    * Deaths
    o The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0032 percent of the patients against 0.2 per cent of deaths related to the normal influenza.
    to 5 November were reported 26 deaths for which a confirmed diagnosis of influenza AH1N1. All subjects except one had severe disease of previous years.

    * Situation in Italy
    Total deaths or Italy 26
    or Region
    10 + Campania
    + 4 Lombardy
    + Emilia Romagna 3
    Piedmont 2 +
    Lazio 2 +
    Molise 1 +
    1 + Sicily
    Tuscany 1 +
    Umbria 1 +
    + Veneto 1

    * European situation (source: ECDC)
    Total deaths or 389
    or in
    + Great Britain 154
    + Spain 73
    + France 49

    * The situation worldwide (source ECDC)
    Total deaths or 6394
    or in
    + Brazil 1368
    + United States of America 1004
    + 593 Argentina

    * Vaccination of the population
    o Distribution
    + The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.
    + Meanwhile, continuous distribution of vaccines to the region, began on October 12. By the third distribution, which will conclude Sunday, November 8th will be distributed to the regions total of nearly 2.5 million doses.
    + At 1 November, the vaccination was launched in 18 regions and autonomous provinces. By November 9 will be launched in all regions.

    * Vaccinees
    According to information received or the Superior Institute of Health were vaccinated on November 1st over 41 thousand people in 18 regions have begun vaccination, most health professionals.
    or all the regions have planned vaccination campaign.
    or later than 9 November in all regions will begin vaccination.
    or regions in particular have been urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children.

    * Actions of Government
    o The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.
    o The pandemic is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.
    o The government immediately took all measures to tackle the pandemic influenza and to protect the health of citizens.
    o The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:
    or control and containment early
    + In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.

    * Vaccination of the population
    o The government has prepared a vaccination strategy to cope with the epidemic wave of new influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.

    * Stocks antivirals
    o The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.

    * Manage severe cases
    o The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure . It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.

    * Monitoring the epidemic
    At or after 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories.
    Additionally, or will monitor the hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.

    Sentinel Surveillance * Access to Emergency
    o The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.

    * Pharmacovigilance
    or as part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals in the course of a pandemic influenza. The system has been running since October.

    * Learn more
    or all information on the action of government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al www. fermailvirus.it. Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00.

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    • #3
      Italy. Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update - November 7, 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited) - Cases: 540,000 ILI, 29 Deaths, 161 in hospital, 75 in ICU

      Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update - November 7, 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited)

      [RTF Document Was: LINK. Edit.]

      Press No 485 7 November 2009 - Ministry of Health Labor and Social Policy

      PRESS OFFICE

      Influenza A/H1N1 - The state of play at 7 November 2009 - Updated 17.00

      * Week Impact of influenza in the population: 0.9 percent
      * Number of cases per week estimated based incidence: 540,000
      * Percentage of deaths in relation to the sick from the beginning of the pandemic: 0.0032 percent
      * Deaths from the beginning of the pandemic: 29
      * Vaccinated on November 1: 41 thousand

      * Monitoring the epidemic
      or cases and incidence
      + According to data of the monitoring system based on doctors Influnet sentinel cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately weekly 540mila. In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of the surveillance Influnet, on 1 November, the estimated 785 thousand cases in our country.
      + The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are Campania, with a ratio of 1, 5 percent and Lombardy (1.3), followed by Emilia Romagna, Marche and Lazio (1.1).
      + The most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 2.8 per cent of cases on average (1.7 in the smallest zero to 4 years and 3 percent from 5 to 14 ). Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.5 percent while among people aged 65 years and older and 0.1 percent.

      * Cases requiring respiratory assistance
      or regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 161 hospital admissions for complications, including 75 who require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.014 per cent of people who have contracted the flu since the beginning of the pandemic.

      * Deaths
      o The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0054 percent of the patients against 0.2 per cent of deaths related to the normal influenza.
      or At 17.00 on 7 November the victims are related to the new influenza A 29. These cases are found for other reported cases are committed further investigation. All subjects except one had severe disease of previous years.
      or situation in Italy
      Italy 29 + Total deaths
      + Region
      # 11 Campania
      Lombardia # 5
      Emilia Romagna # 3
      # 3 Piedmont
      # 2 Lazio
      Molise # 1
      Sicily # 1
      Tuscany # 1
      Umbria # 1
      # Veneto 1

      * European situation (source: ECDC)
      Total deaths or 389
      or in
      + Great Britain 154
      + Spain 73
      + France 49

      * The situation worldwide (source ECDC)
      Total deaths or 6394
      or in
      + Brazil 1368
      + United States of America 1004
      + 593 Argentina

      * Vaccination of the population
      o Distribution
      + The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.
      + Meanwhile, continuous distribution of vaccines to the region, began on October 12. By the third distribution, which will conclude Sunday, November 8th will be distributed to the regions total of nearly 2.5 million doses.
      + At 1 November, the vaccination was launched in 18 regions and autonomous provinces. By November 9 will be launched in all regions.

      * Vaccinees
      According to information received or the Superior Institute of Health were vaccinated on November 1st over 41 thousand people in 18 regions have begun vaccination, based on the planning of the campaign provided for each region.
      or later than 9 November in all regions will begin vaccination.
      or regions in particular have been urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children.

      * Actions of Government
      o The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.
      o The pandemic is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.
      o The government immediately took all measures to tackle the pandemic influenza and to protect the health of citizens.
      o The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:
      + Control and containment stage
      # In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.

      * Vaccination of the population
      o The government has prepared a vaccination strategy to cope with the epidemic wave of new influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.

      * Stocks antivirals
      o The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.

      * Manage severe cases
      o The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure . It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.

      * Monitoring the epidemic
      At or after 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories.
      Additionally, or will monitor the hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.

      Sentinel Surveillance * Access to Emergency
      o The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.

      * Pharmacovigilance
      or as part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals in the course of a pandemic influenza. The system has been running since October.

      * Learn more
      or all information on the action of government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al www. fermailvirus.it.
      information or even via telephone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00.

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      • #4
        Italy. Ministry of Health, Situation Update as for Nov. 9, 2009: Cases: 540,000 ILI, 31 deaths, 184 in hospital, 82 in ICU

        Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update - 9 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited)

        Press No 488 November 9, 2009

        [RTF Document Was: LINK. Edit.]


        Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies

        PRESS OFFICE

        Influenza A/H1N1 - The stock of the situation to 9 November 2009 - Updated 17.00

        * Weekly incidence of influenza in the population: 0.9 percent
        * Number of cases per week estimated based incidence: 540mila
        * Percentage of deaths in relation to the sick from the beginning of the pandemic: 0.0039 percent
        * Deaths start of the pandemic: 31
        * Vaccinated at 9 November: 80 thousand



        Epidemic surveillance

        Cases and incidence

        According to data of the monitoring system based on doctors Influnet sentinel cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately weekly 540mila. In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of the surveillance Influnet, on 1 November, the estimated 785 thousand cases in our country.

        The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are Campania, with a ratio of 1, 5 percent and Lombardy (1.3), followed by Emilia Romagna, Marche and Lazio (1.1).

        Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 2.8 per cent of cases on average (1.7 in the smallest zero to 4 years and 3 percent from 5 to 14) . Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.5 percent while among people aged 65 years and older and 0.1 percent.

        Cases that require respiratory assistance

        The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 184 hospital admissions for complications of which 82 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.010 per cent of people who have contracted the flu since the beginning of the pandemic.

        Deaths

        The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0039 percent of the patients against 0.2 per cent of deaths related to the normal influenza.

        At 17.00 hours on November 9, the victims are related to the new influenza A 31. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects except one had severe disease of previous years.

        News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.

        Situation in Italy

        Total deaths Italy 31

        Region

        Campania 12

        Lombardy 5

        Emilia Romagna 3

        Piedmont 3

        Lazio 2

        Molise 1

        Sicily 1

        Tuscany 1

        Umbria 2

        Veneto 1


        Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

        Total deaths 401

        in

        Great Britain 155

        Spain 73

        France 49


        World situation (source ECDC)

        Total fatalities 6483

        in

        Brazil 1368

        United States of America 1004

        Argentina 600


        Vaccination of the population

        Distribution

        The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

        Meanwhile, continuous distribution of vaccines to the region, began on October 12. By the third distribution, which ended Sunday, November 8, have been distributed to the regions total of nearly 2.5 million doses.

        In the meantime, have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.

        Vaccinated

        Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health were vaccinated at 9 November about 80,000 (79,440) people, based on the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

        In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


        Government Actions

        Updates

        * November 9, 2009: e 'was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.
        * November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the ''CONI'' and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.
        *

        Point

        The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

        The pandemic is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

        The government immediately took all measures to tackle the pandemic influenza and to protect the health of citizens.

        The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:

        * Control and containment stage

        In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.

        * Vaccination of the population

        The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.

        * Stocks antivirals

        The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.

        * Manage severe cases

        The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.

        * Epidemic surveillance

        Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.

        The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.

        * Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

        The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.

        * Pharmacovigilance

        As part of coordinated interventions by the crisis unit, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals in the course of a pandemic influenza. The system has been running since October.

        Read more

        All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.

        Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00.

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        • #5
          Italy: Influenza A/H1N1 The point of the situation at November 10, 2009 Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited) - 785,000 ILI, 34 deaths, 108 in ICU, 233 in hospital

          Influenza A/H1N1 The point of the situation at November 10, 2009 Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited)

          [Original document RTF: LINK. Edit.]

          Press No 492 to 10 November 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies

          PRESS OFFICE

          Influenza A/H1N1 The point of the situation at November 10, 2009 Updated 17:00



          * Updates
          Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0043 percent
          Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 34
          Cases that require respiratory assistance: 108
          Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total of patients: 0,013

          * Epidemic surveillance
          Cases and incidence
          + According to data of the monitoring system based on doctors Influnet sentinel cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately weekly 540mila.
          + In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of the surveillance Influnet, on 1 November, the estimated 785 thousand cases in our country.
          + The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are Campania, with a ratio of 1, 5 percent and Lombardy (1.3), followed by Emilia Romagna, Marche and Lazio (1.1). Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 2.8 per cent of cases on average (1.7 in the smallest zero to 4 years and 3 percent from 5 to 14) . Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.5 percent while among people aged 65 years and older and 0.1 percent.
          + Cases that require respiratory assistance
          + The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 233 hospital admissions for complications of which 108 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.013 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.
          + Victims related to influenza A
          + The percentage of victims related to influenza A was 0.0043 percent of the patients against 0.2 per cent of deaths related to the normal influenza. At 17.00 hours on 10 November, the victims are related to the new influenza A 34. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects except one had severe disease of previous years.
          + News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.
          or
          Situation in Italy
          +
          Total 34 victims
          #
          Region
          *
          Ontario 14
          *
          Lombardy 5
          *
          Emilia Romagna 4
          *
          Piedmont 3
          *
          Lazio 2
          *
          Molise 1
          *
          Sicily 1
          *
          Tuscany 1
          *
          Umbria 2
          *
          Veneto 1
          or
          Situation in Europe (source ECDC)
          +
          Total casualties 414
          +
          in
          #
          Great Britain 155
          #
          Spain 73
          #
          France 57
          or
          World situation (source ECDC)
          +
          Total victims 6508
          +
          in
          #
          Brazil 1368
          #
          United States of America 1004
          #
          Argentina 600
          or
          Vaccination of the population
          +
          Distribution
          #
          The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.
          #
          Meanwhile, continuous distribution of vaccines to the region, began on October 12. By the third distribution, which ended Sunday, November 8, have been distributed to the regions total of nearly 2.5 million doses. In the meantime, have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.
          +
          Vaccinated
          #
          Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health were vaccinated at 9 November about 80,000 (79,440) people, based on the planning of the campaign provided for each region.
          #
          In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.



          *
          Government Actions
          or
          Update 9 November 2009:
          +
          and 'was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.
          +
          November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.
          or
          Point
          +
          The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert. The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world. The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens. The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio.
          +
          Here are the main actions:
          #
          Control and containment stage
          *
          In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.
          #
          Vaccination of the population
          *
          The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.
          #
          Stocks antivirals
          *
          The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.
          #
          Manage severe cases
          *
          The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.
          #
          Epidemic surveillance
          *
          Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.
          *
          The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.
          #
          Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency
          *
          The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.
          #
          Pharmacovigilance
          *
          Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.
          *
          Read more
          or
          All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.
          or
          Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00.

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            Italy. Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 11 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited) - Weekly ILI Cases: 540,000; 38 Deaths, 264 in hospital, 116 in ICU

            Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 11 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited)

            [RTF Document Original: LINK. EDITED. Warning: Google Machine Translation.]

            Press No 498 11 November 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies

            PRESS OFFICE


            Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update, 11 November 2009 - Updated 17.00


            Updates

            - Were vaccinated on November 10 around 147,000 people
            - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0048 percent
            - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 38
            - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 116
            - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total of patients: 0,015



            Epidemic surveillance

            Cases and incidence

            Tomorrow will be updated November 12 the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry. According to data Influnet the 44 weeks the weekly cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 540,000.

            In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of the surveillance Influnet, on 1 November, the estimated 785 thousand cases in our country.

            The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are Campania, with a ratio of 1, 5 percent and Lombardy (1.3), followed by Emilia Romagna, Marche and Lazio (1.1).

            Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 2.8 per cent of cases on average (1.7 in the smallest zero to 4 years and 3 percent from 5 to 14) . Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.5 percent while among people aged 65 years and older and 0.1 percent.


            Cases that require respiratory assistance

            The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 264 hospital admissions for complications, including 116 who require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.015 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


            Victims related to influenza A

            The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0048 percent of the patients against 0.2 per cent of deaths related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

            At 17.00 hours on 11 November, the victims are related to the new influenza A 38. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects except one had severe disease of previous years.

            News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


            Situation in Italy

            - Total 38 victims

            Region

            - Campania 15
            - Lombardy 5
            - Emilia Romagna 4
            - Piedmont 3
            - Lazio 4
            - Molise 1
            - Sicily 1
            - Tuscany 2
            - Umbria 2
            - Veneto 1


            Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

            - Total 423 victims
            in

            - Great Britain 155
            - Spain 73
            - France 57


            World situation (source ECDC)

            Total victims 6592
            in

            - Brazil 1368
            - United States of America 1004
            - Argentina 600


            Vaccination of the population

            Vaccinated

            Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health have been vaccinated at 10 November around 147,000 people, based on the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

            In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


            Distribution

            Continue distribution of vaccines to the Regions, which started on October 12. Tomorrow, November 12 will begin its fourth distribution of vaccines, for a total of 649,256 doses, which will achieve overall share of about 3 million doses distributed to the regions.

            The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

            Have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.


            Government Actions

            Updates

            - November 9, 2009: and 'was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases, which provides directions for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.
            - November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


            Point

            - The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.
            - The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.
            - The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.
            - The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


            Control and containment stage

            - In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


            Vaccination of the population

            The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


            Stocks antivirals

            The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.

            Manage severe cases

            The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


            Epidemic surveillance

            Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.
            The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


            Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

            The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


            Pharmacovigilance

            Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


            Read more

            All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.
            Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00.

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              Italy - Influenza A/H1N1 - The point of the situation on 12 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited): Cases: ILI 736,000, Deaths 42, in ICU 132

              Influenza A/H1N1 - The point of the situation on 12 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited)

              [Original document RTF: LINK. Edited. Warning: Google Machine Translation.]

              Press n.503 November 12, 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies - PRESS OFFICE


              Influenza A/H1N1 - The point of the situation on 12 November 2009 - Updated 17.00


              Updates

              - It has been vaccinated about 149,000 people to 12 November
              - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0028 percent
              - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 42
              - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 132
              - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total of patients: 0,009


              Epidemic surveillance

              Cases and incidence

              And the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry.

              According to data Influnet of 45 weeks (2-8 November) cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 736,000 weekly.

              In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of the surveillance Influnet, at '8 November, 1,521 million estimated cases in our country.

              The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are the gears with an incidence dell'2, 9 per cent followed by Emilia Romagna (1.8), Lazio (1.7), Abruzzo (1.6) and Campania ( 1.6).

              Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6 percent (2.6 in children from birth to 4 years and 4.2 percent from 5 to 14). Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.7 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 percent.


              Cases that require respiratory assistance

              The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 294 hospital admissions for complications in 132, which require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.009 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


              Victims related to influenza A

              The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0028 percent of the patients against 0.2 per cent of deaths related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

              At 17.00 on November 12, the victims are related to the new influenza A 42. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects except one had severe disease of previous years.

              News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


              Situation in Italy

              Total 42 victims

              - Region
              - Campania 17
              - Lombardy 5
              - Emilia Romagna 5 *
              - Piedmont 3
              - Lazio 4
              - Molise 2
              - Sicily 1
              - Tuscany 2
              - Umbria 2
              - Veneto 1
              * A case in Emilia Romagna to be confirmed


              Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

              Total casualties 429
              in

              - Great Britain 156
              - Spain 73
              - France 57


              World situation (source ECDC)

              Total victims 6706
              in

              - Brazil 1368
              - United States of America 1004
              - Argentina 600


              Vaccination of the population

              Vaccinated

              Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health have been vaccinated to 12 November about 149,000 people, based on the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

              In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


              Distribution

              Continue distribution of vaccines to the Regions, which started on October 12. Today, 12 November and began the fourth distribution of vaccines, for a total of 649,256 doses, which allow you to reach the overall quota of about 3 million doses distributed to the regions.

              The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

              Have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.


              Government Actions

              Updates

              - November 9, 2009: and 'was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases, which provides directions for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.

              -9 November 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


              Point

              The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

              The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

              The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.

              The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


              Control and containment stage

              In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


              Vaccination of the population

              The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


              Stocks antivirals

              The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.


              Manage severe cases

              The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


              Epidemic surveillance

              Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.

              The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


              Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

              The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


              Pharmacovigilance

              Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


              Read more

              All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.
              Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00.

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                Italy: Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update, 13 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited). Cases: ILI 736,000, Hospitalized 329, Deaths 44, in ICU 167

                Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update, 13 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited)

                [RTF Document Was: LINK. Edited. Warning: Google Machine Translation.]

                Press No 504 13 November 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies - PRESS OFFICE

                Influenza A/H1N1 - The state of play on 13 November 2009 - Updated 17.00


                Updates

                - It has been vaccinated about 150,000 people to 13 November
                - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0029 percent
                - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 44
                - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 167
                - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total of patients: 0.01


                Epidemic surveillance

                Cases and incidence

                And the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry. According to data Influnet of 45 weeks (2-8 November) cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 736,000 per week. In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of surveillance Influnet, at '8 November, an estimated 1,521,000 cases in our country.

                The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are the gears with an incidence dell'2, 9 per cent followed by Emilia Romagna (1.8), Lazio (1.7), Abruzzo (1.6) and Campania ( 1.6).

                Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6 percent (2.6 in children from birth to 4 years and 4.2 percent from 5 to 14). Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.7 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 percent.


                Cases that require respiratory assistance

                The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 329 hospital admissions for complications of which 167 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a stake of 0.01 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


                Victims related to influenza A

                The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0029 percent of patients, compared to 0.2 percent of deaths related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

                At 16.00 hours on 13 November, the victims are related to the new influenza A 44. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects but three had severe illnesses of previous years.

                News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


                Situation in Italia

                Total 44 victims

                - Region
                - Campania 17
                - Lombardy 5
                - Emilia Romagna 7 *
                - Piedmont 3
                - Lazio 4
                - Molise 2
                - Sicily 1
                - Tuscany 2
                - Umbria 2
                - Veneto 1
                * A case in Emilia Romagna to be confirmed

                Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

                Total casualties 474
                in
                - Great Britain 180
                - Spain 88
                - France 59

                World situation (source ECDC)

                Total victims 6768
                of which:

                - Brazil 1368
                - United States of America 1004
                - Argentina 600


                Vaccination of the population

                Vaccinated

                Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health have been vaccinated to November 13, about 150,000 people, according to the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

                In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


                Distribution

                Continue distribution of vaccines to the Regions, which started on October 12. On November 12 began the fourth distribution of vaccines, for a total of 649,256 doses, which allow you to reach the overall quota of nearly 3 million doses distributed to the regions. To date 13 November, the distribution has already been completed in 16 between the Regions and Autonomous Provinces and is expected to conclude on Sunday 16 November.

                The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

                Have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.


                Government Actions

                Updates

                - 9 November 2009: it was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.

                - November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


                Point

                The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

                The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

                The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.

                The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


                Control and containment stage

                In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


                Vaccination of the population

                The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


                Stocks antivirals

                The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.


                Manage severe cases

                The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


                Epidemic surveillance

                Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.

                The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


                Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

                The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


                Pharmacovigilance

                Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


                Read more

                All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.
                Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available every day of the week, from 8.00 to 18.00.

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                  Italy. Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 14 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited) - Cases: ILI 736,000, Deaths 48, hospitalized 329, in ICU 167

                  Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 14 November 2009 - Update 17.00 (Min Health, edited)

                  [RTF Document Was: LINK. Edited. Warning: Google Machine Translation.]

                  Press No 506 November 14, 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies - PRESS OFFICE


                  Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation at 14 November 2009 - Updated 17.00


                  Updates

                  - It has been vaccinated about 150,000 people to 13 November
                  - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0031 percent
                  - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 48
                  - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 167
                  - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total of patients: 0.01


                  Epidemic surveillance

                  Cases and incidence

                  And the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry. According to data Influnet of 45 weeks (2-8 November) cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 736,000 per week. In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of surveillance Influnet, at '8 November, an estimated 1,521,000 cases in our country.

                  The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are the gears with an incidence dell'2, 9 per cent followed by Emilia Romagna (1.8), Lazio (1.7), Abruzzo (1.6) and Campania ( 1.6).

                  Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6 percent (2.6 in children from birth to 4 years and 4.2 percent from 5 to 14). Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.7 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 percent.


                  Cases that require respiratory assistance

                  The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 329 hospital admissions for complications of which 167 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a stake of 0.01 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


                  Victims related to influenza A

                  The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0031 percent of patients, compared with 0.2 percent of victims related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

                  At 16.00 hours on 14 November, the victims are related to the new influenza A 48. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects but three had severe illnesses of previous years.

                  News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


                  Situation in Italy

                  Total 48 victims

                  - Region
                  - Campania 18
                  - Lombardy 5
                  - Emilia Romagna 7
                  - Piedmont 4
                  - Lazio 4
                  - Molise 2
                  - Puglia 1
                  - Sicily 1
                  - Tuscany 2
                  - Umbria 3
                  - Veneto 1


                  Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

                  Total casualties 474
                  in

                  - Great Britain 180
                  - Spain 88
                  - France 59


                  World situation (source ECDC)

                  Total victims 6768
                  of which:

                  - Brazil 1368
                  - United States of America 1004
                  - Argentina 600


                  Vaccination of the population

                  Vaccinated

                  Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health have been vaccinated to November 13, about 150,000 people, according to the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

                  In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


                  Distribution

                  Continue distribution of vaccines to the Regions, which started on October 12. On November 12 began the fourth distribution of vaccines, for a total of 649,256 doses, which allow you to reach the overall quota of about 3 million doses distributed to the regions. As of 13 November, the distribution has already been completed in 16 between the Regions and Autonomous Provinces and is expected to close on Monday 16 November.

                  The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

                  Have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.


                  Government Actions

                  Updates

                  - 9 November 2009: it was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.

                  - November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


                  Point

                  The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

                  The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

                  The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.

                  The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


                  Control and containment stage

                  In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


                  Vaccination of the population

                  The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


                  Stocks antivirals

                  The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.


                  Manage severe cases

                  The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


                  Epidemic surveillance

                  Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.

                  The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


                  Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

                  The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


                  Pharmacovigilance

                  Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


                  Read more

                  All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.
                  Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available every day of the week, from 8.00 to 18.00.

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                    Italy - Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update - 15 November 2009 - Updated 17:00 (edited) - Cases: ILI 736,000, Deaths 53, hospitalized 329, in ICU 167

                    Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update - 15 November 2009 - Updated 17:00 (edited)

                    [Source: Ministry of Health, LINK, EDITED. Warning: Google Machine Translation.]

                    Press No 507 15 November 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies - PRESS OFFICE




                    Updates

                    - It have been vaccinated about 150,000 people to 13 November
                    - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0033 percent
                    - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 53
                    - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 167
                    - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total of patients: 0.01


                    Epidemic surveillance

                    Cases and incidence

                    And the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry. According to data Influnet of 45 weeks (2-8 November) cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 736,000 per week. In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of surveillance Influnet, at '8 November, an estimated 1,521,000 cases in our country.

                    The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are the gears with an incidence dell'2, 9 per cent followed by Emilia Romagna (1.8), Lazio (1.7), Abruzzo (1.6) and Campania ( 1.6).

                    Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6 percent (2.6 in children from birth to 4 years and 4.2 percent from 5 to 14). Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.7 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 percent.


                    Cases that require respiratory assistance

                    The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 329 hospital admissions for complications of which 167 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a stake of 0.01 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


                    Victims related to influenza A

                    The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0033 percent of patients, compared with 0.2 percent of victims related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

                    At 17.00 hours on 15 November, the victims are related to the new influenza A 53. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects but three had severe illnesses of previous years.

                    News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


                    Situation in Italy

                    Total 53 victims

                    - Region
                    - Campania 23
                    - Lombardy 5
                    - Emilia Romagna 7
                    - Piedmont 4
                    - Lazio 4
                    - Molise 2
                    - Puglia 1
                    - Sicily 1
                    - Tuscany 2
                    - Umbria 3
                    - Veneto 1

                    Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

                    Total casualties 474
                    in

                    - Great Britain 180
                    - Spain 88
                    - France 59

                    World situation (source ECDC)

                    Total victims 6768
                    of which:

                    - Brazil 1368
                    - United States of America 1004
                    - Argentina 600


                    Vaccination of the population

                    Vaccinated

                    Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health have been vaccinated to November 13, about 150,000 people, according to the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

                    In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


                    Distribution

                    Continue distribution of vaccines to the Regions, which started on October 12. On November 12 began the fourth distribution of vaccines, for a total of 649,256 doses, which allow you to reach the overall quota of about 3 million doses distributed to the regions. At 15 November, the distribution has already been completed in 20 between the Regions and Autonomous Provinces and is expected to close on Monday 16 November.

                    The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

                    Have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.


                    Government Actions

                    Updates

                    - 9 November 2009: it was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.

                    - November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


                    Point

                    The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

                    The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

                    The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.

                    The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


                    Control and containment stage

                    In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


                    Vaccination of the population

                    The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


                    Stocks antivirals

                    The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.


                    Manage severe cases

                    The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


                    Epidemic surveillance

                    Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.

                    The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


                    Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

                    The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


                    Pharmacovigilance

                    Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


                    Read more

                    All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.
                    Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available every day of the week, from 8.00 to 18.00.

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                      Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 16 November 2009 - Updated 17:00 CEST (edit) - Cases: ILI 736.000, hospitalized 338, in ICU 172, deaths 54

                      Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 16 November 2009 - Updated 17:00 CEST (edit)

                      [Source: Ministry of Health, LINK. Edit.]

                      Press No 509 November 16, 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies - PRESS OFFICE


                      Updates

                      - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0035 percent
                      - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 54
                      - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 172
                      - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total: 0.0113


                      Epidemic surveillance

                      Cases and incidence

                      And the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry. According to data Influnet of 45 weeks (2-8 November) cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 736,000 per week.

                      The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are the gears with an incidence dell'2, 9 per cent followed by Emilia Romagna (1.8), Lazio (1.7), Abruzzo (1.6) and Campania ( 1.6).

                      Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6 percent (2.6 in children from birth to 4 years and 4.2 percent from 5 to 14). Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.7 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 percent.


                      Cases that require respiratory assistance

                      The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 338 hospital admissions for complications of 172 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.0113 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


                      Victims related to influenza A

                      The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0035 percent of patients, compared with 0.2 percent of victims related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

                      At 17.00 hours on 16 November, the victims are related to the new influenza A 54. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects but three had severe illnesses of previous years.

                      News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


                      Situation in Italy

                      Total 54 victims

                      - Region
                      - Campania 23
                      - Lombardy 5
                      - Emilia Romagna 7
                      - Piedmont 4
                      - Lazio 4
                      - Molise 2
                      - Puglia 1
                      - Sicily 2
                      - Tuscany 2
                      - Umbria 3
                      - Veneto 1


                      Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

                      Total casualties 474
                      in

                      - Great Britain 180
                      - Spain 88
                      - France 59


                      World situation (source ECDC)

                      Total victims 6768
                      of which:

                      - Brazil 1368
                      - United States of America 1004
                      - Argentina 600


                      Vaccination of the population

                      Vaccinated

                      Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health were vaccinated at 16 November about 167,680 people on the basis of planning the campaign provided for each region.

                      In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


                      Distribution

                      During today, 16 November, ended the fourth installment of delivery of pandemic vaccines, with the overall distribution to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces of about 3 million doses in various types of packaging (unit dose and multi). The delivery of pandemic vaccines began on 12 October, next week will begin delivery of 597,300 doses in other packages multidisciplinary (fifth delivery), after which the quantity of pandemic vaccines distributed to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces will be a total of more than 3.7 million

                      The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

                      Have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.


                      Government Actions

                      Updates

                      - 9 November 2009: it was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.
                      - November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


                      The Point of the situation

                      The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

                      The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

                      The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.

                      The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


                      Control and containment stage

                      In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


                      Vaccination of the population

                      The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


                      Stocks antivirals

                      The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.


                      Manage severe cases

                      The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


                      Epidemic surveillance

                      Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.

                      The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


                      Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

                      The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


                      Pharmacovigilance

                      Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


                      Read more

                      All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.
                      Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available every day of the week, from 8.00 to 18.00.

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                        Italy - Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 17 November 2009 - Update 16.00 CEST (edited) - Cases: ILI 1,526,000, hospitalized 405, in ICU 205, deaths 58

                        Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 17 November 2009 - Update 16.00 CEST (edited)

                        [Original document RTF: LINK. Edited. Warning: Google Machine Translation.]

                        Press No 511 November 17, 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies - PRESS OFFICE


                        Updates

                        - It have been vaccinated about 167,680 people to 17 November
                        - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0038 percent
                        - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 58
                        - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 205
                        - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total premiums: 0.0134


                        Epidemic surveillance

                        Cases and incidence

                        And the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry. According to data Influnet of 45 weeks (2-8 November) cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 736,000 per week. In total, 19 October, the day of initiation of surveillance Influnet, at '8 November, an estimated 1,526,000 cases in our country.

                        The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are the gears with an incidence dell'2, 9 per cent followed by Emilia Romagna (1.8), Lazio (1.7), Abruzzo (1.6) and Campania ( 1.6).

                        Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6 percent (2.6 in children from birth to 4 years and 4.2 percent from 5 to 14). Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.7 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 percent.


                        Cases that require respiratory assistance

                        The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 405 hospital admissions for complications of which 205 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.0134 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


                        Victims related to influenza A

                        The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0038 percent of patients, compared with 0.2 percent of victims related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

                        At 16.00 hours on 17 November victims related to the new influenza A is 58. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects but three had severe illnesses of previous years.

                        News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


                        Situation in Italy

                        Total 58 victims

                        - Region
                        - Campania 23
                        - Lombardia 7
                        - Emilia Romagna 7
                        - Piedmont 4
                        - Lazio 5
                        - Marches 1
                        - Molise 2
                        - Puglia 1
                        - Sicily 2
                        - Tuscany 2
                        - Umbria 3
                        - Veneto 1


                        Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

                        Total casualties 515
                        in

                        - Great Britain 186
                        - Spain 88
                        - France 59


                        World situation (source ECDC)

                        Total victims 7092
                        of which:

                        - Brazil 1368
                        - United States of America 1123
                        - Argentina 600


                        Vaccination of the population

                        Vaccinated

                        Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health have been vaccinated to November 17, about 167,680 people, based on the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

                        In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


                        Distribution

                        During today, 16 November, ended the fourth installment of delivery of pandemic vaccines, with the overall distribution to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces of about 3 million doses in various types of packaging (unit dose and multi). The delivery of pandemic vaccines began on 12 October, next week will begin delivery of 597,300 doses in other packages multidisciplinary (fifth delivery), after which the quantity of pandemic vaccines distributed to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces will be a total of more than 3.7 million

                        The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

                        Have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.


                        Government Actions

                        Updates

                        - 9 November 2009: it was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.

                        - November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


                        Updates

                        The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

                        The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

                        The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.

                        The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


                        Control and containment stage

                        In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


                        Vaccination of the population

                        The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


                        Stocks antivirals

                        The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.


                        Management of the severe cases

                        The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


                        Epidemic surveillance

                        Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.

                        The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


                        Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

                        The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


                        Pharmacovigilance

                        Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


                        Read more

                        All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1 at site www.fermailvirus . com.
                        Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available every day of the week, from 8.00 to 18.00.

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                          Italy. Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 18 November 2009 - Updated 17:00 CEST (edited) - Cases: ILI (Not Available), Hospitalized 432, in ICU 216, Deaths 62

                          Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 18 November 2009 - Updated 17:00 CEST (edited)

                          [Original document RTF: LINK. Edited. Warning: Google Machine Translation.]

                          Press No 514 18 November 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies - PRESS OFFICE


                          Updates

                          - It have been vaccinated about 167,680 people to 18 November
                          - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0041 percent
                          - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 62
                          - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 216
                          - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total premiums: 0.0142


                          Epidemic surveillance

                          Cases and incidence

                          And the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry. According to data Influnet of 45 weeks (2-8 November) cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 736,000 per week.

                          The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are the gears with an incidence dell'2, 9 per cent followed by Emilia Romagna (1.8), Lazio (1.7), Abruzzo (1.6) and Campania ( 1.6).

                          Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6 percent (2.6 in children from birth to 4 years and 4.2 percent from 5 to 14). Among young people and adults from 15 years to 64 the incidence of influenza is 0.7 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 percent.


                          Cases that require respiratory assistance

                          The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 432 hospital admissions for complications in 216 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.0142 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


                          Victims related to influenza A

                          The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0041 percent of patients, compared with 0.2 percent of victims related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

                          At 17.00 hours on 18 November, the victims are related to the new influenza A 62. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects but three had severe illnesses of previous years.

                          News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


                          Situation in Italy

                          Total 62 victims

                          - Region
                          - Campania 23
                          - Lombardia 7
                          - Emilia Romagna 7
                          - Piedmont 4
                          - Lazio 6
                          - Marches 1
                          - Molise 2
                          - Puglia 1
                          - Sicily 2
                          - Tuscany 2
                          - Umbria 4
                          - Veneto 1
                          - Autonomous Province of Bolzano 1
                          - Calabria 1


                          Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

                          Total casualties 543
                          in

                          - Great Britain 187
                          - Spain 88
                          - France 70


                          World situation (source ECDC)

                          Total victims 7167
                          of which:

                          - Brazil 1368
                          - United States of America 1126
                          - Argentina 600


                          Vaccination of the population

                          Vaccinated

                          Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health have been vaccinated to 18 November about 167,680 people, based on the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

                          In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


                          Distribution

                          During today, 16 November, ended the fourth installment of delivery of pandemic vaccines, with the overall distribution to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces of about 3 million doses in various types of packaging (unit dose and multi). The delivery of pandemic vaccines began on 12 October, next week will begin delivery of 597,300 doses in other packages multidisciplinary (fifth delivery), after which the quantity of pandemic vaccines distributed to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces will be a total of more than 3.7 million

                          The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

                          Have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.


                          Government Actions

                          Updates

                          - 9 November 2009: it was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.

                          - November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


                          The point of the situation

                          The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

                          The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

                          The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.

                          The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


                          Control and containment stage

                          In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


                          Vaccination of the population

                          The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


                          Stocks antivirals

                          The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.


                          Management of severe cases

                          The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


                          Epidemic surveillance

                          Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.
                          The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


                          Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

                          The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


                          Pharmacovigilance

                          Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


                          Read more

                          All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1 at the site www.fermailvirus . com.
                          Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available every day of the week, from 8.00 to 18.00.

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                            Italy - Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 19 November 2009 - Updated at 17:00 CEST (edited) - Cases: ILI 752,000, Hospitalized 464, in ICU 227, Deaths 66

                            Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 19 November 2009 - Updated at 17:00 CEST (edited)

                            [Source RTF Document: LINK. Edited. Warning: Google Machine Translation.]

                            Press n.518 - 19 November 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies - PRESS OFFICE


                            Updates

                            - About 167,680 people to 19 November have been vaccinated.
                            - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0029 percent
                            - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 66
                            - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 227
                            - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total: 0.0098


                            Epidemic surveillance

                            Cases and incidence

                            And the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry.

                            According to data Influnet of 46 weeks (9-15 November) cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 752,000 per week. The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are the gears with an incidence dell'2, 9 per cent followed by Emilia Romagna (1.8), Lazio (1.7), Abruzzo (1.6) and Campania ( 1.6).

                            Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6 percent (2.6 in children from birth to 4 years and 4.2 percent from 5 to 14). Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.7 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 percent.


                            Cases that require respiratory assistance

                            The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 464 hospital admissions for complications in 227 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.0098 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


                            Victims related to influenza A

                            The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0029 percent of patients, compared with 0.2 percent of victims related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

                            At 17.00 on November 19, the victims are related to the new influenza A 66. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects but three had severe illnesses of previous years.

                            News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


                            Situation in Italy

                            Total 66 victims

                            - Region
                            - Campania 25
                            - Lombardia 7
                            - Emilia Romagna 7
                            - Piedmont 4
                            - Lazio 6
                            - Marches 1
                            - Molise 2
                            - Puglia 2
                            - Sicily 3
                            - Tuscany 2
                            - Umbria 4
                            - Veneto 1
                            - Bolzano Autonomous Province 1
                            - Calabria 1


                            Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

                            Total casualties 549
                            in

                            - Great Britain 187
                            - Spain 88
                            - France 70


                            World situation (source ECDC)

                            Total victims 7296
                            of which:

                            - Brazil 1368
                            - United States of America 1126
                            - Argentina 600


                            Vaccination of the population

                            Vaccinated

                            Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health were vaccinated at 19 November about 167,680 people, based on the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

                            In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


                            Distribution

                            Today November 19 began its fifth distribution of vaccines against influenza A/H1N1 to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces, which will end on 23 November. Total will be delivered to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces 749,900 doses of H1N1 vaccine.

                            At the end of the fifth distribution, the total doses of vaccine distributed to the regions will be more than 3.8 million. By the end of the month of December 2009 are expected to total over 10 million doses.

                            The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.

                            Have already been communicated to the Regions shares of vaccine-in-package and multi-dose delivery which will be scheduled until 20 November, after which the doses are delivered over 3.7 million.


                            Government Actions

                            Updates

                            - 9 November 2009: it was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.

                            - November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


                            Background

                            The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

                            The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

                            The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.

                            The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


                            Control and containment stage

                            In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


                            Vaccination of the population

                            The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


                            Stocks antivirals

                            The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.


                            Management of the severe cases

                            The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


                            Epidemic surveillance

                            Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.

                            The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


                            Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

                            The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


                            Pharmacovigilance

                            Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


                            Read more

                            All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.
                            Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available every day of the week, from 8.00 to 18.00.

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                              Italy - Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 20 November 2009 - Updated at 17.00 CEST (Min Health, edited) - Cases: ILI 752,000, Hospitalized 489, in ICU 241, Deaths 68

                              Influenza A/H1N1 - Situation Update at 20 November 2009 - Updated at 17.00 CEST (Min Health, edited)

                              [Source RTF Document: LINK. Edited. Warning: Google Machine Translation.]
                              Press n.521 - November 20, 2009 - Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Policies - PRESS OFFICE


                              Updates

                              - About 167,680 people have been vaccinated to 19 November
                              - Delivered about 750,000 doses of vaccine last week. In total almost 4 million doses of vaccine delivered.
                              - Percentage of victims in relation to the total of patients with new influenza A: 0.0029 percent
                              - Total casualties related to the new influenza A: 68
                              - Cases requiring respiratory assistance: 241
                              - Percentage of cases that require respiratory assistance in relation to the total premiums: 0.0105


                              Epidemic surveillance

                              Cases and incidence

                              And the number of cases and incidence of relationship with the new surveillance system based on doctors Influnet sentry.

                              According to data Influnet of 46 weeks (9-15 November) cases of influenza are estimated to be approximately 752,000 per week.

                              The regions where there is the wider spread of the virus are the gears with an incidence dell'2, 9 per cent followed by Emilia Romagna (1.8), Lazio (1.7), Abruzzo (1.6) and Campania ( 1.6).

                              Those most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6 percent (2.6 in children from birth to 4 years and 4.2 percent from 5 to 14). Among young people and adults from 15 years ai64 the incidence of influenza is 0.7 percent while among people aged 65 or over and 0.1 percent.


                              Cases that require respiratory assistance

                              The regions have reported so far at the Ministry of 489 hospital admissions for complications in 241 that require highly specialized care and respiratory assistance: a fee equal to 0.0105 percent of the estimated total of people who contract the new flu A.


                              Victims related to influenza A

                              The percentage of victims related to influenza A is the 0.0029 percent of patients, compared with 0.2 percent of victims related to the normal influenza. Must be considered that the percentage of victims being calculated considering the clinical cases reported to the surveillance system, because these are most likely underestimated, the value might be even lower than the estimate above.

                              At 17.00 hours on 20 November, the victims are related to the new influenza A 68. This number includes cases for which the regional health authorities have confirmed the finding of infection by the new A/H1N1. All subjects but three had severe illnesses of previous years.

                              News of a larger number of cases relating to dead patients for whom place is suspected of having had this infection, but the results of laboratory tests for confirmation are still ongoing.


                              Situation in Italy

                              Total 68 victims

                              - Region
                              - Campania 25
                              - Lombardia 7
                              - Emilia Romagna 7
                              - Piedmont 4
                              - Lazio 6
                              - Marches 1
                              - Molise 2
                              - Puglia 2
                              - Sicily 3
                              - Tuscany 2
                              - Umbria 5
                              - Veneto 1
                              - Bolzano Autonomous Province 1
                              - Calabria 2


                              Situation in Europe (source ECDC)

                              Total casualties 636
                              in

                              - Great Britain 215
                              - Spain 115
                              - France 76


                              World situation (source ECDC)

                              Total victims 7431
                              of which:

                              - Brazil 1368
                              - United States of America 1123
                              - Argentina 600


                              Vaccination of the population

                              Vaccinated

                              Based on partial data received by the Superior Institute of Health were vaccinated at 19 November about 167,680 people, based on the planning of the campaign provided for each region.

                              In particular, the region was urged to vaccinate as rapidly as women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and those aged 6 months to 64 years belonging to those at risk for pre-existing conditions, with priority for children belonging to these categories.


                              Distribution

                              The fifth distribution of pandemic vaccine to the Regions, which began yesterday, Thursday 19 November, was already in place in 11 regions and autonomous provinces, delivery will continue on Saturday until Monday 23 November.

                              At the end of the fifth distribution will be delivered 749,900 doses of vaccine in packs multidisciplinary. Overall, the doses of pandemic vaccine will be delivered to Regions 3,891,951.

                              By the end of December 2009 are expected to total over 10 million doses.

                              The State-Regions Conference November 5 has reached an agreement whereby the end of November will be delivered 5 million doses of vaccine in various types of packaging. This allows the programming of active offer by the Regions, the pandemic vaccine to all those at risk identified by ministerial order.


                              Government Actions

                              Updates

                              - 9 November 2009: it was disseminated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces the ministerial circular of 6 November "'influenza Vaccination against pandemic influenza virus AH1N1v: vaccination schedule and providing updated information administration is indicated for autoimmune diseases," which provides guidance for the administration of a single dose of pandemic vaccine to persons aged 10 to 64 years and two doses of pandemic vaccine, after three weeks of each other, in subjects aged 6 months to 9 years.

                              - November 9, 2009: The Ministry sent the cones and the Departments of Health of the Autonomous Regions and Provinces A note on the recommendations "interim" to reduce the risk of infection by influenza viruses in sports centers.


                              Background

                              The World Health Organization on 11 June 2009 has declared a state of pandemic influenza with the transition to the phase of maximum alert.

                              The infection is caused by a new influenza virus H1N1 that has spread from Mexico in March 2009 from around the world.

                              The government immediately took all measures to counter the spread of new influenza A and protect the health of citizens.

                              The Ministry has set April 24 a special Crisis Unit headed by Deputy Ferruccio Fazio. Here are the main actions:


                              Control and containment stage

                              In the first phase of the spread of the disease were applied to all measures of infection control and containment measures to limit the spread of the virus. This avoided in our country a first wave of summer 2009 epidemic first hand that occurred in other European countries. Among the preventive measures more effective, please note the early identification of cases in travelers from affected areas, prophylaxis of their close contacts, promotion of hygiene rules and protective equipment such as hand washing.


                              Vaccination of the population

                              The Government has set up a vaccination strategy to cope with the new wave of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) in place in the 2009-2010 influenza season and eradicate the epidemic of new virus A (H1N1) in our country. E 'planned vaccination of 40% of the Italian population from the employees of essential services like health care personnel, and groups at risk of complications (children and adults with chronic diseases in the age group 6 months to 64 years, women pregnancy in the second and third quarter). E 'active monitoring of the vaccination campaign.


                              Stocks antivirals

                              The Ministry has forty million doses of antiviral drugs, including three in the form of the active powder which, as they have gradually become encapsulated Military Chemical Pharmaceutical Institute in Florence, are distributed to the regions. The Ministry has also issued specific recommendations for proper use of antivirals.


                              Management of severe cases

                              The Ministry has provided a first guide to operators in the management of serious and complicated by new influenza virus A (H1N1) and promoted by the regions and autonomous provinces to identify the centers that make for prospective patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. It also defines the criteria for the management of patients, particularly regarding access to the ICU and the next location within the intensive care centers that make up regional networks.


                              Epidemic surveillance

                              Starting from 19 October 2009, the influenza surveillance system is based on Influnet, which collects the cases of the network of sentinel physicians reported among its clients as well as data on viruses circulating the network of accredited laboratories. The ISS also conducts random confirmation of clinical cases of serious and deepening virologic to monitor the possible emergence of resistance to antiviral drugs and record any changes in the pandemic virus.

                              The Ministry also conducts monitoring of hospitalized cases, of serious and deaths.


                              Sentinel surveillance of access to Emergency

                              The Ministry of Higher Health Institute have launched in collaboration with the Regional Monitoring of accesses to a specific emergency room. The data will be transmitted on a weekly basis.


                              Pharmacovigilance

                              Part of action coordinated by the crisis, the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) has prepared a National Plan of Pharmacovigilance for monitoring the safety of pandemic vaccines and antivirals. The system has been running since October.


                              Read more

                              All information on government, the questions and answers, the name and documentation for operators on www.ministerosalute.it, games and interactive tests to understand and better combat the virus A/H1N1al site www.fermailvirus . com.
                              Information also via phone by calling the call center 1500 of the Ministry, available every day of the week, from 8.00 to 18.00.

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