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    Spanish to English translation

    It replicates the pandemic
    by Gisselle Morales Rodríguez - Last updated 10/04/2010 5:32
    - Filed under: In Focus, A H1N1
    No new cases of Influenza A (H1N1) confirmed in September, in Sancti Spiritus was declared an end to the pandemic phase of the virus, but persistence of preventive measures to avoid outbreaks, as told by Dr. Maria Acela Escambray Merlo Luna, deputy director in functions of the Provincial Center of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology.

    "From April 2009 to date have been reported in the territory of 86 patients, mostly of indigenous transmission, and the municipalities most affected were the provincial capital, and Yaguajay-accurate Jatibonico specialist. However, currently the Influenza A virus is not widely circulated a few months ago, but which other acute respiratory infections (ARI) typical of this time of year. "

    The high number of medical consultations for IRA throughout the province as confirmed. Only in the last week, more than 4 000 patients reached the health services Spiritus with symptoms of such conditions, especially in the municipalities of Taguasco and La Sierpe, where the spread has widened. However, in the words of Dr. Merlo Luna, to date the reported numbers outlined a far more encouraging than last year.

    The seasonal increase in respiratory infections, which also influences the start of the academic year, and the pitfalls of Influenza A (H1N1) force to maintain active surveillance systems and extreme hygiene measures that are not repeated unless necessary.
    Last edited by sharon sanders; October 4, 2010, 08:02 AM. Reason: bolding added