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  • Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 1,377 ; 17 new in hospital

    Portugal Reports First H1N1 Case

    On 4 May 2009, WHO/Europe was informed of the first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza A(H1N1) in Portugal.

    http://www.emaxhealth.com/2/90/30910...h1n1-case.html
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  • #2
    Re: Portugal , 2 confirmed cases of A/H1N1

    Second case of A H1N1 flu confirmed in Portugal

    6/6/2009

    A second cases of the A H1N1 strain of the Influenza Virus, otherwise known as ‘Swine Flu’ was confirmed this week in Portugal as medical checks on incoming aircraft are dropped.

    The patient, identified as a 33-year-old man, is being treated in Oporto’s São João Hospital.

    He travelled last weekend from New York to Oporto, via Frankfurt on a Lufthansa flight during which, according to reports, he was already showing typical signs of the A H1N1 virus, including high fever, coughing and muscular pains.

    After arriving in Oporto, instead of going straight to a hospital the man first went home and then made his way to the São João unit.

    Medical staff from the hospital said then when he arrived at São João the man was wearing a mask over his mouth and was conscious of the fact he may be infected with the A H1N1 virus.

    This was later confirmed and the man was admitted to isolation room where he is being kept as a preventative measure to avoid being a contagion.

    Following the confirmation the Portuguese Ministry of Health asked Lufthansa for the flight’s passenger list and is contacting twelve Portuguese citizens who shared the journey with the infected man.

    Several family and friends with whom the patient had contact before making his way to hospital are also being treated with antiviral medication for prevention.

    Meanwhile, despite a second confirmed case in this country, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it does not represent increased concern for Portugal.

    WHO currently maintains its ‘Swine Flu’ pandemic alert at level 5. So far 17,410 people have been infected with the mutated form of the flu virus, which originated in Mexico. It has been confirmed in 62 countries and killed 115 people to date.

    Following the initial outbreak, medical staff at Lisbon Airport intervened in direct flights arriving from Mexico, asking if passengers felt ill or were showing signs of the virus.

    According to recent reports this is no longer the case and medical checks are no longer being exercised at Portuguese airports.

    Health Minister Ana Jorge justified this by saying Mexico was no longer the initial point of control and that cases of infection could come from anywhere.

    Despite there being informative posters around airports, it is now left to individuals to take action if they feel ill.

    More than one month after the epidemic’s initial outbreak little is still known about the characteristics of the virus or of the individuals who have died from it.

    http://www.the-news.net/cgi-bin/google.pl?id=1013-8
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    • #3
      Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 3

      15 June 2009 -


      Influenza A: Resident at the Hospital of the Algarve D. Estefânia in Lisbon

      Children with influenza traveled from Canada


      Is the third confirmed case of influenza A in Portugal. The victim is a child of eight years who came to the country Friday, a flight of Air Transat come from Toronto, Canada, after having gone to visit his mother, who lives there. The boy lives with his grandmother in Vila Real de Santo António and is "clinically well", said yesterday the Health Minister, Ana Jorge.

      The boy went up to Canada to visit his mother. On return trip with the brother, also lower, both in charge of the crew. On the trip, the crew did not detect flu symptoms in children or the brother.

      When you reach the Algarve, the family decided to take the child to the Health Center of Vila Real de Santo Antonio, where he was found and sent to the Hospital Dona Estefânia. He planned to return to the Algarve at night yesterday. The Ministry of Health has asked the airline, to tell the other passengers of the flight.

      The fact that the child's family have resorted directly to the Office of Emergency Primary (SUB) of the unit Algarvian was criticized by the Minister. "They must first contact the Health Line 24, before you go to a health service." The presence of the boy in the health unit led to the closure of emergency on the night of Saturday, only seen the most severe cases. Family physicians and the SUB have received treatment with prophylactic medication.

      Yesterday, a delegation of health visited the family and concluded that none of them have symptoms of infection with influenza A. Concluded that within the virus family is controlled and there is no risk of contamination. But the Health Minister said that the child's mother is ill and may be responsible for the transmission of influenza to the boy.

      Since Thursday is decreed that the maximum warning of a pandemic in the world, level 6.

      Should have called FAMILY FOR HEALTH 24

      The suspicion of infection with the H1N1 virus was detected on Saturday, when the child was received at the Office of Emergency Primary (SUB) from Vila Real de Santo António with symptoms of flu, around 22:00. After several tests, it found the CM, clinicians did not hesitate and activated the security protocol. An ambulance was called the INEM that carried the couple to a reference to suspected cases involving children, the Hospital D. Estefânia. But the first step of the family should have to call the Health Line 24 (808 24 24 24), as the minister reminded, Ana Jorge.

      NATIONAL FLIGHTS TO MEXICO FROM TODAY

      The network of travel agents today Best Travel restart flights to Mexico, with a "reasonable occupation", despite the announcement of a pandemic of influenza A (H1N1) that the World Health Organization did Thursday. As expected, the domestic market again on 15 June the charter flights to Mexico, which were suspended in May due to influenza A.

      According Margarida Blattman, president-executive of Best Travel, the announcement of the pandemic is "just the observation of a reality that has had to advertise and that has to do with increasing geographical spread of the virus and not with severity."

      "There is a lack of general public and the news we hear is that the spread of the virus and the pandemic," justified. The said to be optimistic in the recovery of Mexico as a holiday destination, due to the "attractiveness of the destination and prices."

      DETAILS

      SUSPECTED IN AZORES

      A woman of 69 years is hospitalized at the Hospital of Horta with suspicion of infection with H1N1.

      RECOVERED

      The Health Minister said that the first two people in the country with influenza A have been recovered.

      ON FIRST

      If you have flu symptoms and have traveled or been in contact with people from affected areas, should call the Health 24: 808 24 24 24.

      http://www.correiomanha.pt/noticia.a...A-86EE9B1BEDFF
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      • #4
        Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 3

        Influenza A (H1N1): four more suspected cases in Portugal

        17.06.2009 - 08h55 Ana Machado

        Another four people are currently being investigated on suspicion they may have contracted the influenza A (H1N1) confirmed this morning by the Public Health Director-General Francis George.

        Yesterday the end of the night TSF advanced 3 cases that were under suspicion, one a child who was assisted at the Hospital de Dona Estefânia in Lisbon, but today it was confirmed that the cases are actually four, not even knowing the sex, age or provenance of the patients.

        According Francis George, the Directorate General of Health prepares an official announcement on these new suspected to be issued at 10.00.

        Have been confirmed so far three cases of infection with influenza A in Portugal, one a child of eight years.

        http://translate.google.com/translat...38&sl=pt&tl=en
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        • #5
          Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 5

          Published: 17-06-2009

          Two new confirmed cases of Influenza A in Portugal

          Two new cases of infection with influenza virus A (H1N1) were confirmed in Portugal, bringing to five the total number of cases in the country, today announced the Directorate General of Health.

          http://sic.aeiou.pt/online/noticias/...m+Portugal.htm
          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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          • #6
            Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 6

            Another case under investigation

            Influenza A (H1N1): Health Ministry confirms sixth case in Portugal

            19.06.2009 - 13h03 Lusa

            A new case of infection with influenza virus A (H1N1) has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, which now counts on six the number of cases registered in Portugal.

            The positive case is a man of 26 years who returned on 14 June the United States and whose infection was laboratory confirmed over the last night.

            "The patient is hospitalized at the Hospital Curry Cabral and the clinical situation is stable. The close contacts of individuals are being identified," states the Ministry of Health disclosed in a note.

            In all, during the night, four cases were under investigation suspected of infection by this virus, has been one confirmed and two others away.

            "It remains under investigation of these cases and laboratory research began two cases, a total of three. The results are expected for the end of the day," said the Ministry of Health

            Notification to the World Health Organization this change is being made pursuant to the International Health Regulations.

            In addition to confirmed cases today, remains hospitalized a man of 39 years infected with the virus A (H1N1), which is from day 17 in the Curry Cabral Hospital, but whose clinical situation is stable.

            The Ministry of Health considers that the existence of six cases "does not represent a greater concern."

            Concerning the situation of the 13 nationals on board cruise Ocean Dream, the Ministry of Health states continue to monitor the situation, being in contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

            http://translate.google.com/translat...62&sl=pt&tl=en
            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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            • #7
              Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 6

              Lisbon, 20 Jul (Lusa) - Seven Portuguese who were on board the cruise ship Ocean Dream, which were confirmed cases of influenza A H1N1, should arrive in Lisbon at 13:15 today on a flight of TAP, said the agency Lusa source of the Secretary of State for Communities.

              [Note: this cruise ship is the one that was denied landing in several Caribbean islands; it was also put in quarantine in Venezuelan waters.]

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              • #8
                Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 7

                Influenza A: Seventh case confirmed in Portugal


                Is the seventh confirmed case of influenza A (H1N1) in Portugal. According to TVI, it is a man of 22 years, who returned this Monday from Argentina and is hospitalized in a hospital in Lisbon.

                The results of the tests performed on women of 50 years, under observation at the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, in Ponta Delgada, Azores, were negative.

                The woman, resident in the municipality of Lagoa, São Miguel, was placed under observation after having returned six days in Rhode Island (USA), although it has not shown any symptoms to arrival.

                http://translate.google.com/translat...+A&sl=pt&tl=en
                “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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                • #9
                  Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 9

                  26 June 2009 -

                  A woman and a man hospitalized in Lisbon

                  Influenza A: Two more cases in Portugal

                  The Ministry of Health confirmed Friday that the existence of two more cases, bringing to nine the number of Portuguese people infected with the H1N1 virus.

                  The confirmed cases relate to a woman of 40 years who returned on June 21 from Palma de Majorca and a man of 27 years who returned on June 22 in Argentina.

                  Patients are admitted to hospital Curry Cabral, Lisbon, according to the Ministry of Health, have a medical condition 'stable'.

                  http://www.correiomanha.pt/noticia.a...E-4435D9BCEBF9
                  “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                  Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                  • #10
                    Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 47

                    Five cases of influenza A in Portugal, one for secondary transmission

                    July 6, 2009

                    In the last 24 hours have been recorded five cases of influenza A (H1N1), one for secondary transmission, bringing to 47 the number of infected in Portugal.
                    Of the five cases, three are men and are at the Hospital Curry Cabral, Lisbon.

                    One of the men of 49 years, returned from the United Kingdom, while another man of 43 years, passed through Spain and Italy. The third case, a couple of 22 years, is a state of secondary transmission.

                    In Hospital de Dona Estefânia, also in Lisbon, is hospitalized a teenager of 13 years, from Palma de Mallorca, and a girl of nine years, which came from the Dominican Republic.

                    Since early May, 47 were confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1), three of them by secondary transmission.

                    "The emergence of cases of secondary transmission was expected by the public health, given the natural evolution of the epidemic and the increasing number of imported cases, referred to the Health Ministry reported in published in Health Portal

                    The MS maintains the preventive measures already taken, aiming at the immediate location and containment of cases and recommended to the entire community - families, schools, businesses - to work with behaviors that hinder the transmission of the virus.

                    http://translate.google.com/translat...56&sl=pt&tl=en
                    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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                    • #11
                      Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 71

                      Influenza A H1N1: Up to 71 cases confirmed in Portugal

                      Friday, 10 July 2009


                      Portugal recorded in the last 24 hours, 10 cases of influenza A (H1N1), up to 71 confirmed cases of the disease, informed the Ministry of Health in the evening of Thursday, confirming data from the Center for the Prevention and Control Diseases.

                      According to a communiqué issued at the Health Portal, "are three of the patients at the Hospital de São João, in Porto, a male child of 2 years who came from Palma de Mallorca, a man of 54 years, reached Dominican Republic, and a man of 33 years, from Ibiza. "

                      A man of 26 years, who came from the UK, is in the Hospital of the University of Coimbra, the press note adds.

                      "Coming from São Paulo (Brazil) and at the Hospital Curry Cabral, Lisbon, is a man of 23 years and a wife of 27 years. In the same hospital are a woman of 22 years, coming from France, a man of 40 years , returned from Mexico, and a man of 19 years, coming from London, "also indicates the Ministry of Health
                      In the Azores, in the Hospital de Ponta Delgada, is a woman of 33 years who came from Spain.

                      For the authority, "the increasing number of imported cases and secondary transmission was already anticipated by the public health, given the natural evolution of the epidemic," no, therefore, "any reason for alarm but for a attention.

                      The Ministry of Health also ensures that there is an ongoing pre-booking of vaccine to 30 percent of the population, and that once the vaccine is produced, Portugal will have the same "in the quantity needed."
                      However, it was established a network of coordination between the laboratories that make the identification of influenza virus A (H1N1).

                      The tests, which were made only at the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge and the laboratories of the Hospital Curry Cabral, are now gradually being made in the laboratories of the Hospital of St. John, Hospital of the University of Coimbra and the Regional Laboratory Public Health of the Algarve Dr. Laura Ayres.

                      There were in Portugal since the beginning of May, 71 confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1), although some people have been treated and resumed their lives.

                      http://www.mundoportugues.org/conten...ados-portugal/
                      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
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                      • #12
                        Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 79

                        Influenza A: Eight new cases of infection in the last 24 hours

                        Since early May, there were 79 confirmed cases in Portugal of Influenza A. The majority of patients, already treated, returned to his life, ensures the Ministry of Health


                        19:46 Friday, 10 Jul 2009


                        The laboratory research conducted in the last 24 hours confirmed the existence of eight cases of infection of influenza A (H1N1), which makes up to 79 cases confirmed in Portugal, informed the Ministry of Health


                        In a press release available on the Portal for Health, the authority added that one of the new cases concerns "a boy of 1 year from Palma de Mallorca, who is hospitalized in the University Hospitals of Coimbra.

                        "Another boy of 7 years, from Mexico, is at the Hospital of Angra do Heroísmo, Azores" and "a woman of 19 years who came from California, is in the Hospital Curry Cabral," adds the note of the press.

                        According to the Ministry of Health, "three men are at the Hospital of St. John: a man of 27 years, came from Miami, another man, 22 years old, from Barcelona, and another of 29 years, founded Palma de Mallorca.

                        Two of the cases correspond to secondary transmission: a woman of 23 years, which is at the Hospital Curry Cabral, and a boy of 2 years, which is at the Hospital de Dona Estefânia in Lisbon.

                        There were in Portugal since the beginning of May, 79 confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1), although the majority of patients, already treated, has taken over his life, ensures the protection, saying that increasing the number of cases imported and secondary transmission was already anticipated by the public health, given the natural evolution of the epidemic.

                        The Ministry of Health also ensures that there is an ongoing pre-booking of vaccine to 30 percent of the population, and that once the vaccine is produced, Portugal will have the same "in the quantity needed."

                        However, it was established a network of coordination between the laboratories that make the identification of influenza virus A (H1N1).

                        The tests, which were made only at the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge and the laboratories of the Hospital Curry Cabral, are now gradually being made in the laboratories of the Hospital of St. John, Hospital of the University of Coimbra and the Regional Laboratory Public Health of the Algarve Dr. Laura Ayres.

                        http://translate.google.com/translat...67&sl=pt&tl=en
                        “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                        ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                        • #13
                          Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 79

                          Source: http://radioclube.clix.pt/noticias/body.aspx?id=19537

                          Google translation;

                          Society - 10-08-2009
                          Influenza A: Women at the Hospital of St. John in critical condition


                          His wife of 30 years who are hospitalized at the Hospital of St. John since Thursday with prognosis is still reserved. She is the event that inspired more care given the state of pneumonia.

                          The hospital this morning reserved for more information on the health status of the patient, but the fact of being one of the critical cases that led to the Ministry of Health accepted yesterday in communication, that the existence of the most serious was expected.

                          With the increasing number of cases also comes the threat of seeing deaths associated with influenza A. The Radio Club, Nina Jaime, Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Institute Ricardo Jorge, says the probability of mortality is small.

                          The elderly, people with respiratory problems, heart, with problems of immunity or diabetes are the groups most at risk. However, according to Jaime Nina, is not yet known the reaction of the elderly population.

                          The Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Institute Ricardo Jorge says there is a probability of 1 to 2 million deaths worldwide is the flu reaches the elderly population.

                          The other patient, a man of 63 years, hospitalized at the Hospital of St. John, regarded as critical, was high yesterday of intensive care and is clinically cured of the virus H1N1.

                          Yesterday Portugal recorded 49 new cases. Are already 554 people were infected by influenza virus A.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 1,061 ; 10 in hospital

                            Influenza A H1N1: 177 new cases in the last 24 hours in Portugal

                            Lisbon, 14 Ago (Lusa) - Portugal has in the last 24 hours 177 new cases of influenza A (H1N1), mostly in people between 21 and 30 years, released in the evening the Ministry of Health Lusa

                            19:26 Friday, 14 Aug 2009


                            Lisbon, 14 Ago (Lusa) - India has in the last 24 hours 177 new cases of influenza A (H1N1), mostly in people between 21 and 30 years, released in the evening the Ministry of Health
                            Of the new patients, 98 are men and 79 women, aged between 9 months and 55 years.

                            Ten people remain hospitalized, three of them with "a clinical picture that inspires concern", including a woman hospitalized in Hospital de São João, in Porto, with "reserved prognosis.

                            The remaining six patients admitted to have high in the coming days.

                            The Ministry of Health says it is justified "attention": although the majority of cases the disease is benign, more serious situations may arise in people who had other diseases before being infected with the influenza virus.

                            Since the disease was first recorded in Portugal in May this year, 1,061 people have been sick, most of which "is already cured and returned to their daily lives."

                            Anyone who has symptoms of influenza, or has traveled outside the country or not, before any step to contact the Health line 24 (808 24 24 24).

                            http://aeiou.expresso.pt/gripe-a-h1n...rtugal=f531021
                            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                            • #15
                              Re: Portugal - confirmed cases of A/H1N1 - 1,200 ; 3 serious cases

                              [Google Translation]

                              H1N1: Portugal has 149 more patients


                              15 August 2009 - 21:59, by Diogo Carreira more articles from this author
                              Are already more than 1200 patients with influenza A in Portugal since May.

                              The Directorate General of Health confirmed 149 more cases of H1N1 virus infection at the end of Saturday. These new confirmations, 99 relate to the men and 50 women. Most patients are between 21 to 30 years, but nevertheless there are cases that range from 10 months to 71 years of age.

                              There are currently 20 people hospitalized, three with "reserved prognosis" and two that inspire care, but with a favorable development. The other fifteen will be high in the coming days.

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