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22 people died from pneumonia in Tacna

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    22 people died from pneumonia in Tacna
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | 4:30 a.m.


    So far this year, the Regional Health Directorate reported Tacna death of 22 people from complications of pneumonia, a condition that in recent weeks is attacking with greater impact on the population.

    Of those killed, 85% are elderly, aged over 60. 13% of cases occurred in adults aged 30 to 59 years, said the senior director of Epidemiology, Edgar Tejada Vasquez.

    Most fatal cases of pneumonia occurred in the district of Tacna (11), followed by the district Albarrac?n Gregory (7) and the Cono Norte (Ciudad Nueva and Alto de la Alianza, with two cases each). 28.9% of cases were treated at the Regional Hospital Hipolito Unanue.

    Tejada said that the range of acute respiratory infections in the region are within the expected indicators. In addition, the doctor said that within a week of epidemiological assessment in April, the cases reached 500 per week, however, with increasing cold of the winter season, these amounted to a thousand a week.