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Colima recorded 55 cases of influenza A-H1N1
More than 70 percent of cases have occurred in Manzanillo by the influx of commercial freight

In less than a week, the number of cases of influenza A-H1N1 have been fired at an alarming rate, said the Secretary of Health and Welfare, Agust?n Lara Esqueda, who reported that so far have recorded 55 cases confirmed and a number still undetermined patients with symptoms of the disease.

He said more than 70 percent of cases of influenza A-H1N1 has occurred in the municipality of Manzanillo by the influx of commercial cargo and workers coming from other states of the country and, therefore, increases the risk of transmission virus.

Last week, the Health Department had reported that in Colima had registered only 32 cases and over 90 with symptoms, so the increase in the number of cases "is accelerated" in recent days.

The state official said that to meet the increase in influenza A-H1N1 in the current winter season, the state Health Department and other health sector institutions now have tools that do not have the epidemic of 2009 to prevent disease and provide timely care to the population.

Reported that arising from a meeting held by the 32 Secretaries of Health of the states with federal Health Minister, Solomon Chertorivski to discuss the flu situation in the country, it was concluded that currently have elements that were not in the 2009, to make better decisions to prevent and treat patients.

He explained that in 2009 the total was unknown behavior of that flu viruses, but now known to be highly contagious and fatal in the group of 20 to 44 years. Also, there was no quick and reliable diagnosis for influenza like today have.

He added that by not having virus behavior for three years, the vaccine did not include the strain against the A-H1N1, but now she has to warn the population of this disease is reliable, efficient and provides a way Free health centers.