Alarmed contagion in schools of Mexico City, Chiapas and Quintana Roo
Alert influenza - Friday, June 5 (04:45 hrs.)
* Detected seven cases of A (H1N1) in the primary Gustavo A. Madero
* Easy, called the SSA; apply preventive measures targeted
* It should be noted that the virus is here to stay, says
* By Rosalie Magaña Servin / Fernando Ramírez de Aguilar L. / Ciro Castillo
El Financiero Online
Mexico, June 5 .- With the emergence of cases of influenza A (H1N1) in a primary school in the Gustavo A. Delegation Madero, in Mexico, are already three schools this week that they had to close their doors in the country, something that the federal Health Secretariat (SSA) should not cause alarm, since they are taking necessary preventive measures.
City Health Secretary Ahued Armando Ortega reported that the infectious outbreak in the public school Felipe Berriozabal, Cuauhtepec of Bairro Alto, in the Delegation Gustavo A. Madero, is completely controlled. "
The school has 333 thousand students in two shifts and 72 adults between teachers and administrative staff.
Ahued studies indicated that all were well over a thousand parents or relatives of students, and their results were negative.
He commented that as a result of this new outbreak, are monitoring six other area schools where there is a world-between students, teachers, administrators and parents of some five-thousand people.
In Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, the State Health Department confirmed that were detected 19 human cases of influenza in high school students Joaquin Miguel Gutierrez, which was closed for seven days to prevent further infection, while the revisions to health and filters spread to 46 other campuses, which was attended by about 784 thousand students from 26 secondary schools.
The spokeswoman for the Citizens Advisory Council for the Care of Human Influenza Epidemic in Chiapas reported Adriana Gómez Bustamante kept the orange alert in Tuxtla Gutierrez, where there have been more than 25 patients in the last 11 days.
The official explained that since June 1 have been discarded 44 test results that came out negative in the school concerned but were confirmed as positive for influenza A (H1N1) 19 cases of whom 13 are students, one teacher and familiar five-and seven tests are pending. So far they have all responded favorably to the treatments.
For his part, Health Secretary Juan Carlos Quintana Roo Azueta Cardenas also announced the suspension of classes for a week in two schools in the institution (and one more is under observation), then that would give students and new virus-positive others remain as suspects.
In this regard, the SSA stated through a press release that "these events should not cause alarm among the population, as to prevent its spread, and even when they are being studied to confirm or exclude that type A ( H1N1), was carried out targeted preventive measures such as closure of the school or the suspension of classes in the hall was detected. "
Dependence as indicated, "should be taken into account that the virus A (H1N1) is here to stay and be part of our everyday life, we must be aware that the presence of possible outbreaks of suspected cases in areas restricted to schools or small towns. "
In the same document, and despite the outbreaks, the federal agency reiterates that the epidemic continues its downward trend, and detail until Wednesday night had five thousand 717 confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) in the country, of which 106 died.
"It is important to note that cases with recent onset of symptoms are very few," says SSA, adding that 32 states reported confirmed cases, mostly concentrated in the Federal District, followed by San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Jalisco , State of Mexico and Zacatecas. (With information from El Financiero / APB)