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    Health Secretary of the federal government, Jos? ?ngel C?rdova Villalobos, confirmed more cases in the states of Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan and Guerrero, but ensures that everything is under control

    Xochitl Alvarez / Correspondent
    El Universal
    San Francisco del Rinc?n, Gto Saturday June 13 2009

    The Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova reported that in recent days there was an upsurge of cases of Influenza A H1N1 in the states of Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan and Guerrero, but assured that everything is under control. "There are some outbreaks, which fortunately are not out of control," said the federal official.

    For example, the June 9 Tabasco was between 30 and 40 cases, while in the Federal District were three, explained Secretary of State. He has not been seriously ill.

    In these institutions, and in the town of Chetumal is becoming an active surveillance so focused, in some places are closed groups, classrooms and schools.

    Because this is how you should act, identifying the cases, giving treatment to patients and contacts, emphasized Cordova after providing a keynote address to representatives of the Business Coordinating Council.

    Until this Friday in Mexico iban 6 thousand 503 confirmed cases of human influenza and 109 deaths.

    Even with the new outbreaks in some institutions, the secretary of state pointed out that there is no likelihood of a pick-infected in the country before the winter because the virus of H1N1 Influenza A live better during cold, dry , not hot and humid that are coming.

    "Sure is a new virus that we know ido! Now know that infection is its ability and its high fatality rate is low, which is why we continue to instances throughout the year which may be controlled," he said.

    Then he added, that gives a fairly adequate control of the problem of influenza, but is projected to be more sensitive in the winter time.

    Against this backdrop, all entities of the country must supply of antivirals. Each state must have a strategic reserve equal to one percent of treatments in terms of its population and the other a federation percent on all the inhabitants of the country to deal with cases that arise.

    "Guanajuato with 5 million inhabitants, which will have 50 thousand treatments," he explained.

    After the World Health Organization (WHO) Order Phase 6 Pandemic Influenza A H1N1, Cordova said it is a technique that statement does not affect Mexico, because here since April 24 has made all actions are being recommended for the other countries of the world.

    It is important that people take care of cleaning especially in the areas of hand washing and personal responsibility in health care.

    "That a person who is ill with respiratory problems do not go to cities where there now is different, it is not we all, but not those who are sick go to be with the doctor, because it is a disease that heal, "he insisted.

    Moreover, the meeting with businessmen to put into question the political parties that promoted a desabasto course of medicines in the health sector institutions and as a sign that said the ISSSTE has a supply of 98 percent.

    nga / gdh

  • #2
    Re: More cases in four Mexican States

    I sure am relieved everything is under control.

    The Doctor


    • #3
      Re: More cases in four Mexican States

      maybe other regions are getting it now - as in USA, Canada

      multinameflu is not so fast until it grasps a region

      with only a few % of people infected in New York (and Mexico-City ?)
      they can have another wave of the same thing soon, why not ?

      Hmm, why did it decrease anyway ? Lots of non-immune people
      still available...
      I'm interested in expert panflu damage estimates
      my current links: ILI-charts: