Influenza Chiapas postpones return to classes
The government determines Chiapanecan resume activities in basic education schools until May 18, after confirming the existence of 222 suspected cases of influenza A H1N1
Oscar Gutierrez / Correspondent
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chis. Saturday 09 May 2009
The government decided to postpone the return Chiapanecan classes in basic education schools until May 18, after confirming the existence of 222 suspected cases of human influenza and a second death in the state, probably by contagion of the disease.
The State Health Department, Adrián Pérez Vargas, reported Thursday in Comitan de Dominguez was killed a second person for atypical pneumonia.
"Although not yet have the laboratory results of PCR, we can diagnose clinically died because of the aforementioned viruses (influenza AH1N1)," the state official.
On Monday confirmed the first death from influenza in a nursing home in this capital of the ISSSTE.
The victim, Leonardo López Ramos, Ocosingo originating in the Selva region, served as vocal training that demarcation of District Council of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE).
The owner of Health, Pérez Vargas, Chiapas reiterated that while there are 10 confirmed cases of pandemic wrong: "We are sure that there are more cases of this virus in the state, as has happened in other states."
He explained that currently there are four people hospitalized for suspected influenza, two in the capital, one in Comitan de Dominguez and another in Villaflores.
As part of the fence healthcare, hospitals and health centers provide care to isolated areas of infection.
Teams of doctors, nurses and paramedics deployed a "sweeping" health "home" to "home" in the capital, San Cristobal de las Casas, Comitan de Dominguez, and Villaflores Ocosingo.
System Chiapanecan Radio, Film and Television broadcasts targeted campaigns and information on influenza in the indigenous languages of the entity.
Information modules were installed in the health sector in the 118 municipalities and caravans health indigenous municipalities in the 28 poorest and most marginalized of Chiapas.
The Ministry of Health reported that this was partially installed capital equipment testing laboratory PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for the final detection of the syndrome of human influenza.
Adriana Gomez Bustamente, director of the State Laboratory of Public Health, reported that the new infrastructure will serve 120 samples per day.
The team will be operated by experts Chiapans.
Once you have the thermal and reactive, can initiate PCR replacing immunofluorescence, but which was recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) has already been ruled out due to its low effectiveness.
Gomez Bustamante stressed that the team will also identify the dengue virus, tuberculosis, whooping cough, hepatitis B and C, human papilloma virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.