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    Pneumonia kills 22

    25 JANUARY 2013 | AREQUIPA -
    FENCING. Pneumonias are more aggressive than ever. In the first three weeks of the year, this disease has claimed the lives of 22 people, mostly older than 60 years (18 cases).
    MEASURES. So far this year, acute respiratory infections (ARI) were presented 20,638 cases, of which seven thousand 486 are under five.
    In the case of pneumonia, two thousand 72 people had evil, being mostly those over five years.
    For these figures, which are double those reported last year (same period), the Executive Office of Epidemiology has declared an epidemiological alert the Arequipa region, until the lower incidence to average levels.
    "There is a protocol that must be met when it goes on alert. Colds have to be treated like an emergency. Their attention should be immediate, timely and effective. Establishments must acquire antibiotics (more than enough) for avoid a shortage, and it must require in advance of the Regional Directorate of Drugs ", said the head of Public Health Surveillance Epidemiology, Jorge Velarde.
    In addition, the medical staff has to monitor patients at increased risk. Health centers are obliged to transmit information (cases) immediately to the Department of Epidemiology, and should reinforce prevention campaigns.
    Meanwhile, the head of Epidemiology, Patricia Polanco, (on a radio) explained that, at the first signs, people should go to health centers and not expect a worsening of the infection.
    It recommended a healthy diet, and avoid self-medication. With respect to victims (over 60 years), Polanco said the grandparents are dying for lack of care, as families are neglected and do not have to make permanent checkups.
    More cases. Diarrheal diseases (EDAS) also have an impact on these days, and while it made victims, extreme care in the home.
    In the last week there have been 565 cases in children under five years, and 761 over five.
    This recommended washing hands before eating.

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    Arequipa in epidemiological alert for cases of pneumonia
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 2:56 pm

    Source: RPP | Credits: ReferencialEn the first days of 2013 and 22 people died from pneumonia, which is considered alarmante.Comentar: Share: Related Topics: National epidemiologicafallecidosArequipa neumoniaalerta
    So far this year 22 people have died, up by over 50% compared to the same period last year, which is alarming
    Patricia Polanco.
    The Regional Health Management epidemiological alert declared in the Arequipa region by the increase of people dying from pneumonia.

    "So far this year 22 people have died, up by over 50% compared to the same period last year, which is alarming," explained the director of Epidemiology, Patricia Polanco.

    He said that just last week killed nine seniors and two children under 5 years, and patients treated for pneumonia increased by 9.5% compared to the same period last year, the increase in patients served by the disease reaches 33.3%.

    With the alert strengthen epidemiological surveillance of acute respiratory infections and pneumonia in health, will launch an aggressive campaign of health education for people to take action and prevent contagion and health personnel will visit the homes of patients with pneumonia.

    Patricia Polanco advised people not to self-medicate and consult a health facility to get symptoms of respiratory infection