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  • Flu Epidemic Claims 29 Lives in Spain

    Source: http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o...93961&Itemid=1

    Flu Epidemic Claims 29 Lives in Spain

    Madrid, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) A flu epidemic in Spain has claimed so far the lives of 29 people infected with influenza type A (H1N1), the Ministry of Healthâ�Ös Department of Health Emergencies reported.

    The director of the department, Fernando Simón, told state news agency EFE that the epidemic of influenza has reached 283 cases per 100,000 inhabitants...

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    Re: Flu Epidemic Claims 29 Lives in Spain

    The flu has already killed 29 people and maintains at the hospital at 540 cases serious

    A patient of 77 years with risk factors and that he had entered a week at the Complejo Hospitalario de Pontevedra has died from flu, the first fatality of this campaign in Galicia, confirmed sources of the Ministry of health. For the moment remain admitted in the hospitals of Galicia 41 patients, 14 of them in intensive care (ICU) units, although the situation is 'normal' in the region, since it's common data at this point in the year, said sources.

    So far, 540 serious hospitalized confirmed cases of flu in 15 communities and 29 deaths have been reported by the virus, in which only two of the dead had no other illnesses, according to Simon. It has been pointed out that type A causes more hospitalizations and mortality is 'expected'. There is nothing extraordinary in the incidence of the disease compared with previous years: 'It is behaving as we would expect', Simon has emphasized. The periodic report of the Carlos III Health Institute explains that the evolution of influenza activity is 'growing' in the majority of communities.



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