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    Friday, January 8, 2016


    Samples of 5 suspected cases of zika send to US


    The Minister of Health said they expect results next week

    At least five cases of febrile rash illness, with similar clinical characteristics to Zika virus, have been detected in the country and the samples sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta to be discarded or confirmed, whose Results are expected next week.

    This was revealed yesterday the Minister of Public Health, Altagracia Guzman Marcelino, who said the CDC results are important because it confirms whether at home or not indigenous circulation of the virus. He said samples were taken from patients in different parts of the country and one of them in addition to fever and rash presented conjunctivitis.
    Por lo menos cinco casos de enfermedad febril eruptiva, con caracteristicas clinicas similares al zika virus, han sido detectados en el pais y sus muestras)
    “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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    01/12/2016

    Public Health reveals Zika virus suspicious samples sent to US were negative


    The Minister of Health, Altagracia Guzman Marcelino, revealed Tuesday night that sopescohas virus samples that were sent zika analysis to a laboratory in the United States were negative.

    The information was revealed on behalf of the Minister for Communications Director of Public Health, Carlos Rodriguez.
    The five samples sent last week, were analyzed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

    Marcelino Guzman announced recently that the surveillance is maintained in the country against the threat of zika and the samples analyzed were from suspected cases are registered three at the National District; one in Santo Domingo and one in Boca Chica.

    Affected fever and rash.
    La ministra de Salud, Altagracia Guzmán Marcelino, reveló la noche de este martes que las muestras sopescohas con el virus del zika que se enviaron a analizar a un laboratorio en Estados Unidos resultaron negativas.
    “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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    • #3
      Friday, January 22, 2016

      Ministry of Health confirmed twelve zika cases in the country

      To date twelve have been reported confirmed cases of Zika in the country, seven are indigenous to five imported, it reported through a press release the Ministry of Public Health (MPH).

      He also said that all those infected have received the respective treatment and recover in their homes. Meanwhile, at the national level they would be implementing measures to prevent the spread of the virus, according to the bulletin.

      Health districts of El Oro perform fumigations and visits to rural and urban areas to destroy breeding sites of mosquito (Aedes aegypti), carrier of the disease.
      En varias provincias se implementan acciones que eviten la proliferación de la enfermedad. - El Universo
      “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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