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Cajamarca: Eleven children died of pneumonia so far this year
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Reference / RPP

According to the latest epidemiological report for week 42, in Cajamarca, eleven children 5 years died from pneumonia, mainly in areas that exceed 4200 meters above sea level.

The detailed epidemiological report that three children died in Celend?n province, two in Oxamarca, understanding of the same province and other localities. All cases occurred outside health facilities.

Faced with eleven deaths, epidemiology office recommended to assess the degree of knowledge of the population in identifying warning signs for pneumonia, which will ensure timely healthcare Search specializes in the nearest health post.

Also recommended to assess the level of coverage for pneumococcal populations most at risk, especially in localities by about 4200 meters above sea level.

Compared to last year there is an increase of 54.5% of deaths of children under 5 years by pneumonia.