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    Spanish to English translation


    (Xinhuanet) VALDIVIA, September. During this week there have been 895 thousand appropriated for consultations related to respiratory diseases in Valdivia, surpassing the 810 thousand that occurred between 14 and 16 September, although they were expected to decrease.

    In this context, the municipal health director, Marcela Traub, said "we expected in the third week of emergency services to come down, but we are in the fourth week, and according to our data is held in very high demand. We hope that from now there is a low. "

    Also, the authority said that the behavior of the demand for consultations for influenza, is similar to the most critical moments of the pandemic last year by influenza A virus H1N1, which has led to extreme contingency measures throughout the system municipal primary care, including strengthening of shifts in the emergency pre-hospital (Sapus).

    According to newspaper El Austral de Los Rios, the recommendation of the municipality is to take every measure to prevent exposure, with actions such as washing and ongoing diligent hands, use disposable tissues, adequate ventilation of the rooms, and attending to real emergencies to health centers