More detailed article on yesterday's news:
The flu claimed another fatality
The second death in the state for the A-H1N1 virus was confirmed by the Indre, was a woman of 49 years of nearby Zapopan, who passed away on May 26.
Tue, 09/06/2009 - 05:22
In Jalisco follows health alert by the epidemic of influenza, it is recommended that precautions.
Guadalajara .- Two was officially raised the number of deaths from influenza A-H1N1 in Jalisco, in notifying the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (Indre) a second death occurred on May 26 last, because of this new virus.
The confirmation was received by the Ministry of Health Jalisco (SSJ) yesterday, through its Director General of Public Health, Elizabeth Ulloa Robles, said that it is a woman of 49 years, a resident of the municipality of Zapopan, who died in Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde. While previous days was placed in a private hospital.
The official indicated that the epidemiological monitoring in this patient was found that had contact with a person affected by the A-H1N1 virus, the Federal District, it is assumed that acquired the infection in that city. On four other suspicious deaths, the unit is still awaiting results from the Indre.
"We had accumulated a death, and within these new reports confirmed a new death, thus giving two confirmed deaths from H1N1 influenza type A-in the state of Jalisco"
Meanwhile, in his latest court about the picture of the epidemic of influenza A-H1N1, the SSJ reported 16 new cases, thus reaching a total of 361 affected by the new virus Jalisco.
Ulloa Robles also reported another 16 new cases, but the epidemic, the influenza A or "seasonal", which reached 577 in the state concerned, and that has killed two people.
According to the state agency to date has analyzed the Indre 2.494 of which 1.556 samples were negative. Thus, without having updated the number of cases in other states of the country by the federal Ministry of Health yesterday at 20:00 it was not updated the page of influenza Jalisco state government, is ranked fourth by the number of suffering from influenza A-H1N1.
For its part, the head of the Epidemiology of SSJ, Lucia Salazar Montes, said that no new municipalities affected by the epidemic, and the Guadalajara remains in first place with 150 confirmed cases. The official added that on Monday there were still fifteen people hospitalized for suspected symptoms of influenza A-H1N1, two in serious condition.
Regarding the operation of the new laboratory of RT / PCR in real time, Ulloa Robles said that since last Thursday will be processed samples from patients suspected of course with the A-H1N1 virus, as a "pilot".
These samples are sent to Indre for a quality-correcting, and results are expected to adopt the following control, the institute will authorize the State Public Health Laboratory of the Ministry of Health Jalisco perform their tests on their own.
The official said that to date have been processed an average of one hundred samples in the laboratory of RT / real-time PCR, which was expected to be launched last week by Governor Emilio Gonzalez.
This laboratory is classified as biosafety and type 3 is headed by a molecular biologist, whose name is not revealed yet. The team reports directly to the State Laboratory of Public Health, who heads the chemistry Robertine Marin Buriel.
Finally, the SSJ was in favor of schools that filters are maintained school to the threat of a rebound of infection.