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SS: gives warning of A/H1N1, A/H5N1

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    SS: gives warning of A/H1N1, A/H5N1
    Thu, 12 Aug 2010 7:55:00

    Jose Gregorio Aguilar

    The Director of Health Protection, Luis Fernando Garza Frausto, confirmed that while federal officials lifted the alert for the H1N1 influenza does not imply that preventive health measures and hygiene are suspended.

    At the same time, the official pointed out that the alert is maintained by the new H5N1 virus, which is more aggressive and lethal H1N1 and whose presence is located in Asian countries.

    "As you have seen, continuing medical filters at public events such as the Honors Ceremony. It is a preventive measure that will continue and that is what we are recommending to the general population. "

    The Federal Ministry of Health launched this alert several weeks ago and the surveillance system is the same as that launched with the first virus, said the Director of Health Protection.

    "In Tamaulipas, and send alerts to all health districts to be alert to any suspicious cases of this new form of influenza. It is recommended that we not lower our guard. "
    While there is movement of this virus, is required to take additional measures.

    Garza Frausto reported that the H1N1 influenza killed 17 patients in Tamaulipas and affected nearly two thousand five hundred people during last year: "The cases that have arisen in the course of this year are few and isolated."

    Influenza H1N1 was described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a concern because the virus was able to travel at incredible speed to all countries of the world, besides affecting many young people who were healthy .