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    First case of influenza detected H1NI (VIDEO) By Gabriela Gonzalez, Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Health Dept.presents the first suspected case of H1N1 influenza in the current winter season, was a small 5 years old, his recovery continues at home
    NUEVO LAREDO .- Dr. Jaime Emilio Guti?rrez Serrano, head of the Sanitary District number five in the city, said this will be the first of several cases to be presented at this time of low temperatures.

    "Because of the nature of the disease, fever above 39 degrees, mucus, constant sneezing and headache, influenza is H1N1, even the least required to stay two days in hospital," he said.

    "We should not be surprised that this is the first case, there will be others, but not as many as last year, and there is much immunity in the population by those who suffered the disease during the first outbreak and vaccination has been applied "he said.

    Even when no alert has been raised by the appearance of suspected cases of H1N1, local health chief urged the general population to take up preventive measures to prevent this disease.

    "We have to remember that these prevention measures are here to stay and not only helps us to avoid this virus, H1N1, but other diseases especially HIV infections," he said.

    Serrano Gutierrez said that a suspected case of some types of influenza, seasonal, and the recent H1N1 strain of H3N2, it is very important to act immediately to attack the disease.

    "We must act now, we can not wait for a confirmed case or that corresponds to a given strain, these actions prevent the disease from spreading and becoming an epidemic as it did last year," he said.

    Health chief in Nuevo Laredo, emphasized the importance of maintaining the alert phase in schools, businesses, homes and all public site, implementing preventive measures, especially in children, therefore urged parents to remain alert to any symptoms characteristic of influenza in children.


    The symptoms of influenza A H1N1 are very similar to those of a conventional flu are:

    - Fever above 39 degrees, which appears suddenly.

    - Cough.

    - Severe headache.

    - Muscle and joint pains.

    - Eye irritation.

    - Lack of appetite.

    - Runny nose.

    - There may be diarrhea, nausea and skin blemishes.

    - Sore throat.


    - Wash your hands frequently throughout the day with soap and water, there is evidence that it reduces by 45% the chances of contracting this virus.

    - Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow angle.

    - Throw away the tissue immediately into the trash and wash your hands.

    - When you share food always use a spoon to serve. Do not share glasses or eating utensils.

    "Do not spit on the ground.

    - Avoid places closed and crowded if you suspect you suffer from the disease.


    ? 1 - Wet your hands under running water.

    ? 2 - Scrub your hands with soap (preferably liquid) for 15 seconds, covering all surfaces to the wrist.

    ? 3 - Rub your fingers and link, move in one direction and then another.

    ? 4 - Rinse hands under running water to remove soap.

    ? 5 - Wipe dry with a towel (preferably paper).

    ? 6 - Turn off the faucet with a paper towel and open the bathroom door with it.


    ? - Keep your home ventilated without creating sudden currents of air.

    ? - Allow the entry of the sun to your home.

    ? - Keep clean the kitchen and bathroom, door handles and railings. As well as toys, telephones and common objects