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Portugal: Confirmed 20 cases of flu A. Seven persons are in ICU

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  • Portugal: Confirmed 20 cases of flu A. Seven persons are in ICU

    The stock of the virus of the flu A-H1N1 appeared in 2009 when became seasonal, in co-circulation with other viruses.

    In the week between 4 and 10 of January 20 cases of flu were registered A, seven of which caused the internamento in Unities of Intensive Cares (UCI), Ricardo Jorge advanced the Institute in the report of vigilance of the flu.

    In accordance with the Report of Vigilance Epidemiol?gica of the Flu, of the Institute Ricardo Jorge (INSA), ' in 34 cases of grippal syndrome, 20 viruses of the flu were detected A (H1) pdm09, for the National Laboratory of Reference for the Virus of the Flu and Other Respiratory Viruses '.

    This stock of the virus caused seven internamentos in seven UCI, ' when the tax of admission is appreciated in 2,4 % by flu in UCI '. ' In all the patients the virus influenza was identified A (H1N1) pdm09 ', it adds the report.

    In the general form, what concerns the register of grippal activity in the country, in the first week of the year, the report advances that ' the tax of incidence of grippal syndrome was of 47,2 for 100.000 inhabitants, indicating beginning of the epidemic period ', classifying the grippal activity in this week like ' decrease ' and of ' stable tendency '.