Colima, Libre de Casos de Influenza
Colima, Free Cases of Influenza
COLIMA, COL., April 24 .- With the behavior of the new strain of influenza virus that has occurred nationally, the health authorities of the state of Colima are on alert and are implementing the necessary mechanisms to sustain control and epidemiological surveillance in the state. Although four cases were detected at the beginning of the year at this time has not reported any case of this new virus, reported in a press conference the Secretary of Health and Welfare, José Salazar Aviña.
However, despite not being an affected state, adding that he instructed the heads of health units and hospitals to develop and implement actions that aim to protect the primary population at the national presence of this disease, with coordinated efforts to gain control, strengthening epidemiological surveillance, health care, clinical and therapeutic management and to promote self care and health promotion among colimenses.
Jose Salazar also said that the Ministry of Health and all health units in the state already have the relevant information to act if required, to the Pacific side there is no notification of movement of this new virus, but we will get the necessary precautions for the public and strengthen the epidemiological fence around the state of Colima. "
She asserted that according to the report of the National Center of Epidemiological Surveillance and Disease Control (CENAVECE) is a new strain has mutated to influenza stationary, and the suburban area of the Federal District and the State of Mexico where there has been the highest incidence of this new outbreak, as well as in the states of San Luis Potosi and Sonora.
The head of health services in Colima said that according to the alert launched by the National Cenavece, the head of the Federal Ministry of Health Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, announced that it is an epidemic of influenza caused by influenza , emphasizing that it must be distinguished from the seasonal to combat each year with the vaccination program, in addition to that every year changes the wording of the vaccine because it's a sampling worldwide to see the types and subtypes that may affect to humans.
"Since yesterday evening we were notified to those responsible for health in the states it is a different virus, and now is seeking the possibilities of action, either have direct or use a retroviral vaccine, but most important preventive care that may have the population. "
The Secretary of Health and Welfare said that the report's ultimate Cenavece and includes a significant upswing of cases and by extending the period of infection, the Health Department launched the alert for people to extreme measures to reduce risks such as washing hands more frequently, avoid sudden temperature changes and avoid approaching people who have respiratory diseases or no contact with secretions.
At a press conference in which he announced the actions taken to mitigate the transmission of seasonal influenza in the state of Colima,
Salazar Aviña commented that this situation is not unique to Mexico, as it also happens in other countries like United States and Canada. Given that fact, was activated by the National Committee for Safety in Health, which is a collegial body for analysis, monitoring, identifying and designing strategies and actions to respond rapidly to unusual circumstances that occur in health, however, that in Colima is no record of this disease with the new virus.
He noted that in Colima 40 thousand doses were applied to protect the most vulnerable groups and health personnel.
Aviña Salazar explained that influenza is a disease of the airways caused by a virus of type A or B and is different from that which causes the common cold, but both diseases have similar symptoms but are more severe when it comes to influenza.
He said that in the presence of acute symptoms of flu-like headache, temperature, muscle aches, joint pain, sore throat, sometimes vomiting, and most important is that this is quite sudden, ie at any moment , he asks people to come to health services.
In this regard, said that this situation does not lower the guard in the fight against dengue as the Secretary of Health and Welfare is prepared to epidemiological surveillance and alert appropriate to take samples and process them immediately to promote appropriate actions in due course.