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  • tetano
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    480 positive cases of influenza A in Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz - Bolivia .- The director of the Departmental Health Service of Santa Cruz (SITES), Joaqu?n Monasterio, said Tuesday the execution of control operations in health centers where they showed "few cases" of patients suspected of carrying the Flu feared, which has already claimed two lives in this tropical region. 'It keeps the number of 480 positive cases of Influenza (Flu A) H1N1. It has 41 patients in different hospitals and institutions of social insurance and 14 confirmed cases in the clinics, we have a patient admitted for six months of age in the National Health Fund. It's a girl who came from Montero and is connected to a respirator, I understand that health workers are doing everything necessary to improve clinical 'elaborated. Monasterio said other patients are stable and receiving Tamiflu.

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  • tetano
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    Announced on Monday return to classes in schools and university


    It announced the return to classes for both schools to the Autonomous University Gabriel Rene Moreno (UAGRM). The Government through the Emergency Operations Center Department, the Health Department and the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) announced the resumption of classes this October 10 as planned to cut the transmission of influenza A virus H1N1 the student population.
    The rector of the UAGRM, Ferreira Reymi announced that it will return to class with all preventive measures. "One of the measures is that people with symptoms of a cold of any kind from entering the classroom and if they are going to have to wear mask and hands are cleaned, be protected with antiviral gel, these are the steps we are taking , we believe it does not warrant more than a week break because most of the vulnerable population has been vaccinated, have taken all preventive measures. "


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  • tetano
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    The increase in flu cases stops

    In Cochabamba yesterday reported no new cases of influenza A/N1H1 positive, so the alarm down the previous day caused the death of a young man of 21 years and the rise in confirmed cases in only four days rose from 40 50 and the suspects 250.Sin however, health authorities recommend going immediately to a medical center for suspected and take preventive measures because the virus is still presente.En Santa Cruz, center of the epidemic, where reported the greatest number of positive cases (over 400) and also killed a person, as assessed yesterday there is a slowdown of cases, but the emergency declared in that department mantiene.Tras this assessment, health authorities and Cruce?o determined to resume education classes, which were suspended this week, next Monday. 'The cases continue to increase. The important thing is that do not follow the rhythm of the first few weeks.
    We call on people to continue to respect safety standards, "said health officer of the Interior, Oscar Urenda.Confirm? the purchase of 20 000 vaccine for emergency resources, which are estimated to arrive the next director semana.


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  • Tonka
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    Spanish to English translation

    79% of H1N1 flu cases are in Santa Cruz

    La Paz, (DAY)
    Friday 7 October 2011
    The Health Minister Nila Heredia, said yesterday that the 540 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu, 79 percent occurred in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.


    "As of Wednesday there were 540 cases nationally and 79 percent goes to Santa Cruz with 428 confirmed cases," said Heredia. Also confirmed the death of 3 persons to H1N1 flu so far this year.
    Heredia said that compared to the years 2009 and 2010, the number of patients is smaller and therefore the H1N1 flu pandemic is no longer considered. "If we compare the cases of 2009 which reported positive 2352 of 21,000 suspects and 59 deaths, in 2010 went down substantially to 614 and 13 deaths, today we are at 540 and 3 deaths," he said.
    He said that people are more prone to contracting the flu are those with chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension or those with o-ncol?gicos processes.
    In addition, the Health Minister confirmed that in the coming days will 120,000 doses of flu vaccine, these being provided by Argentina.
    "As it was expected this outbreak, we have acquired the first 120,000 vaccines in Argentina that provides us the doses will be returned upon receipt of the Revolving Fund," he said.

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  • tetano
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    The epidemic 'slowing' and analyze the return to classes


    The H1N1 flu epidemic has entered a process of 'slowdown', which means that in the last week reported fewer epidemiological in previous cases, but health officials asked not to loosen the prevention of evil.
    Based on new reports on cases, today's health and education authorities to consider whether it is prudent to resume work or school on Monday if the school break should be extended for another week.
    The director of the Emergency Operations Center Department (COED), Guillermo Saucedo said epidemiological reports are encouraging, they realize that there is a 'slowdown' of the epidemic.
    The head of Epidemiology Department Health Services (Headquarters), Roberto Torrez, explained that in the last week epidemiological proportion of reported cases has been less than the previous ones, though he said he still can not say whether the epidemic has peaked maximum.

    Locations statistics show that at 37 weeks were 38 positive cases and 46 suspects, and a week later, the positive and the suspects were 20, 37.


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  • tetano
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    With the increase of influenza A H1N1 and the risk of collapse of health system, the Government issued the Santa Cruz department emergency declaration, which instructs strengthen prevention and control of the disease.
    Through the departmental decree 130, the Governor ordered, inter alia, applying filters and preventive care in public places to cut the transmission of the virus, which so far has caused a death in the department.

    The scope of departmental rules were released yesterday by the health authorities, who reported that they have a budget of Bs 10 million for prevention efforts for recruitment and for the empowerment of exclusive space for patient care in the health system.
    The health secretary, Oscar Urenda, reported that the airlines and ground should provide masks to its employees and passengers, and in places where activities or public performances must be instructed in the use of alcohol gel the provision of masks to employees.

    However, in many public places where there is concentration of people the filters to prevent the spread of influenza A H1N1 are not met. In a tour made yesterday DUTY noted, for example, that morning, four glass doors entering the terminal there was no person with alcohol gel for people to de-sinfecte hands, although the later the situation changed and he took some precautionary measures.

    Similarly, officials of the bus companies that offer tickets do not carry masks. "Yesterday has come a very instructive in which we indicate that we must apply the preventive measures because we are in touch with the people, but it is very hot and uncomfortable," said an employee of the company Copacabana. A colleague of his admitted the instructive not met fully. A security guard said only that there is alcohol baths for travelers to disinfect the hands.



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  • tetano
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    Bolivia purchase 150 000 vaccines against influenza A

    The Bolivian Ministry of Health reported today that it will buy 150 000 doses of vaccines to the emergency that exists for the three deaths and 466 confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1). "The vaccines will be distributed in health centers for free application to the population. The purchase is made with money from the General Treasury of the Nation (TGN), "said Adolfo Zarate, national representative of the Ministry of Health influenza.


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  • tetano
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    Director of a hospital called ignorant people alarmed by influenza A


    The Director of Children's Hospital of Santa Cruz, Carlos Martinez, said Tuesday that the epidemic of H1N1 influenza in this city is a psychosis that has the population, reported the radio "Alternative" Erbol Network.

    "There is a psychosis in people who are coughing and it just comes to the hospital, can go to your health center there is an epidemic that exists, but is not as great as they are seeing," he said.

    He criticized those who take their children to hospital for any inconvenience relating to influenza A, which would somehow causing it to downtown Santa Cruz collapse.

    "The common cold causes the death of more than 15 000 people worldwide and is not only H1N1, but now people are irresponsible and ignorant with his psychosis is vaccinated two or three times against the flu, so as no vaccines, "he said.

    He said that it is dangerous to be vaccinated against influenza in more than one occasion.


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  • tetano
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    Emergency declared for influenza A H1N1


    There is no vaccine to immunize people against H1N1 influenza, intensive care units of public hospitals may collapse if severe cases occur in infected and no reagents to verify the analysis is expected that the National Center Tropical Diseases (CENETROP). These are the reasons why it was decided to activate the emergency department.


    Such a declaration will, once the governor signs the decree Ruben Costas, accelerate economic resources to mitigate the emergency health system in Santa Cruz
    While cases of people infected with influenza virus continue to rise (there are 372 confirmed), the regional head yesterday dependent Epidemiology Department Health Services (Headquarters), Roberto Torrez, said the number of infections recorded in the last two weeks we can deduce that henceforth the curve affected by the influenza A H1N1 can be maintained or the best start the descent.


    It therefore became clear that the emergency is declared not by the number of reported cases, but because of lack of vaccines, reagents and the risk of collapse in hospitals.
    "If the contingency continues, the system will collapse," said Joaquín Monasterio, director of Headquarters, justifying the need to activate the emergency and thus give an answer to the people, who are alarmed by the steady increase of positive cases of influenza A and three confirmed deaths from the virus nationwide. In June a man was killed 64 years in Potosi and in October killed a girl of 12 in Santa Cruz and a woman of 59 in Tarija.

    Oscar Urenda, Health Secretary of the Interior, stressed the need to implement preventive controls in the population and considered essential the support in this regard by the population of Santa Cruz.
    "We keep things clear," he said adding that Urenda emergency system activated from yesterday will begin preventive measures as dengue, endemic disease and, as noted Monastery, permanently present new cases.


    Guillermo Saucedo, director of the Emergency Operations Department (COED), said that while speeding up the drafting of the documentation to support the governor to sign the decree Costs, which can happen today, in fact the emergency and activated, because the committees are working COED to spur action on the following days.

    Saucedo also stressed prevention efforts and added that the media are an important part of this work, since it must insist on hygiene that people should have.


    - Resources. So far, only for the purchase of vaccines and the recruitment of temporary health support work in various health centers, it takes between 7 and Bs Bs 10 million. However, there are additional budgets developed for printing of information materials, payment of prevention campaigns and other costs for the logistics of moving this work.

    - Equipment. It has recommended the purchase of respirators for some public hospitals and primary care networks, and which are indispensable when a person infected with the virus goes into crisis. These devices will also help other attentions, once past the epidemic of influenza A H1N1.

    - Attention. It is anticipated enabling four centers of the primary health network, where rooms are fitted only for the care of patients with influenza virus A H1N1. The same is recommended in the French hospital.
    It is thought put together a room of all tertiary care center in the department, where only address severe cases of H1N1.

    - Vaccines. While the 6,000 doses came to the department on Monday and were used, the Government is handling the purchase of 50,000 immunized to the region, although the authorities have clarified that the arrival of these vaccines are only given in the following week. It is also hoped that the Ministry of Health, do get an equal number of doses, although the reception will only happen in a couple of weeks.

    - Staff. It requested the hiring of vaccinators, once doses are required in the department.

    All officials who met yesterday in the COED, agreed that the resumption of school activities scheduled for Monday, October 10, you must activate and strengthen all possible epidemiological control filters to prevent further outbreaks of the H1N1 virus.
    One of the preventive measures being implemented, is the cleaning of schools. Yesterday it emerged that at least 18 schools were being operated for this purpose, as well as disinfecting the environment where the kids back to school, apply preventive measures against dengue.
    On the other hand, universities will be asked to support at least 500 students, who may be in pairs in each of the establishments in the city to verify compliance with the use of alcohol gels and masks.





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  • tetano
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    More than 400 reported cases of H1N1 flu in the country


    The symptoms of flu are severe headache, nasal congestion, high fever of sudden onset (39 ? c or higher), cough, burning and / or sore throat, muscle and joint pain, difficulty breathing and sneezing.

    The Ministry of Health reported as of Monday more than 400 cases of influenza A in Bolivia and asked the public to reactivate the preventive measures to live with this disease and prevent its spread.

    "In Santa Cruz there have been 339 cases, one in Potosi, Tarija six, 40 and 24 in Chuquisaca Cochabamba, last year we are in 50 percent of cases', said the program manager of the Ministry of H1N1 Influenza Health, Adolfo Zarate.


    According to the head of the program is still to be confirmed in Cobija two suspected cases that 'may be positive'. Beni would be free of cases by the authority.


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  • tetano
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    Influenza, H1N1, SCHOOL SPREAD: ALERT - BOLIVIA (SANTA CRUZ)

    Subject: Influenza, H1N1, transmisi?n escolar: Alerta - Bolivia (SC)

    INFLUENZA, H1N1, TRANSMISI?N ESCOLAR: ALERTA - BOLIVIA (SANTA CRUZ)
    ************************************************** ****
    Un comunicado de ProMED-mail
    <http://www.promedmail.org>
    ProMED-mail es un programa de la
    Sociedad Internacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas
    <http://www.isid.org>

    Fecha: 03 de octubre, 2011
    Fuente: Correo del Orinoco,
    <http://www.correodelorinoco.gob.ve/multipolaridad/bolivia-declaran-alerta-roja-departamento-santa-cruz-por-brote-ah1n1/>
    [Editado por Jaime Torres y Jorge Gonz?lez]


    The Bolivian region of Santa Cruz on Sunday and suspended from
    10-day educational activities due to red alert
    as a result of the rise of influenza H1N1, the agency of
    Prensa Latina news.

    Oscar Urenda, secretary of the governor, said that the measure
    preventive response to a rapid increase in the number of cases of
    influenza, with 269 infected and nearly 60 new patients in the
    eastern province.

    According to the authorities of the Departmental Health
    (Headquarters) of Santa Cruz, total 300 billion the amount of suspected
    the virus have already reported the first death. "During this
    quarantine we will activate all filters through the work
    conjunction with school principals. Hopefully these
    measures to curb the disease that had been firing in the
    last month, "said Urenda.

    With respect to health red alert, he said, it implies that
    all health services in Santa Cruz that are activated are
    public social security or private.

    The Mayor and the Government must allocate extra resources to
    addressing an education campaign and for the fumigation of
    further agglomeration facilities. Furthermore, it suggests not
    made mass events.

    For its part, the national coordinator of Epidemiology, Joseph Zambrana,
    explained that another reason for the increase in cases is the
    erratic climate. On increasing cases of
    spread of H1N1, more than 300 across the country, Zambrana said that "in
    the last two weeks where they multiply rapidly, both
    Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz.

    With the adaptation of two health centers, spraying units
    education and implementation of school filters, the authorities
    Health hopes to decrease the number of influenza-infected
    different localities in Bolivia.


    Zambrana added that specialists in the area are in the
    capital (La Paz) to prevent the seven thousand young people
    Student Games will participate in the national contract
    virus.

    Comunicado por: Jaime R. Torres <torresjaime@cantv.net>

    -- ProMED-ESP


    The transmission of respiratory infections is particularly
    efficient, given the nature of its mechanism. If to this we add
    crowds of people and closed environments, which can be
    auditoriums, classrooms and public transport services,
    then we have the means to facilitate such transfer. The
    declaration of alert in the regions mentioned in Bolivia aimed at
    try to break the transmission chain, and certainly this type of
    measure should be accompanied by educational and preventive actions
    appropriate. Moderator Jorge Gonzalez. Moderator Jorge Gonz?lez]


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  • JimO
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    There was a variant in the UK last December that sickened and killed quite a few people with prior immunity. I believe they identified it as having a mutation referred to as S185T.
    Originally posted by Vibrant62 View Post
    This is odd; Google flu trends is recording minimal activity. This report suggests otherwise, so one or the other is wrong; also they are recording this as H1N1 which is also surprising, given that there is now widespread immunity to the original pH1N1 so the question is, is this a new variant with immune escape?
    FW

    Bolivia: declares red alert in the department of Santa Cruz for H1N1 outbreak

    Oct. 3, 2011 - The Santa Cruz region of Bolivia on Sunday suspended from 10 days for educational activities due to a red alert as a result of H1N1 influenza peak, (Snip) secretary of the governor, said that the preventative measure response to a rapid increase in the number of cases of influenza, with 269 infected and nearly 60 new patients in the eastern province.

    According to the authorities of the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) of Santa Cruz, totaling 300 thousand the number of suspects of having the virus, and already reported the first death.

    "During this quarantine we will activate all filters through joint work with school principals. Hopefully these measures could curb the disease that had been shooting up the last month" (Snip) With respect to health red alert, he said, it implies that all health services in Santa Cruz are activated -- public, social security and private.

    The Mayor and the Government must allocate extra resources to deal with an education campaign and for the fumigation of larger establishments agglomeration. (Snip) it suggests that large events are not (planned).

    (Snip) the national coordinator of Epidemiology, Joseph Zambrana, explained that another reason for the increase in cases is the erratic weather. On increasing the spread of H1N1 cases, more than 300 across the country, Zambrana said: "In the last two weeks where they multiply rapidly, both in Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz.

    http://www.correodelorinoco.gob.ve/m...r-brote-ah1n1/

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  • Vibrant62
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    This is odd; Google flu trends is recording minimal activity. This report suggests otherwise, so one or the other is wrong; also they are recording this as H1N1 which is also surprising, given that there is now widespread immunity to the original pH1N1 so the question is, is this a new variant with immune escape?
    FW

    Bolivia: declares red alert in the department of Santa Cruz for H1N1 outbreak

    Oct. 3, 2011 - The Santa Cruz region of Bolivia on Sunday suspended from 10 days for educational activities due to a red alert as a result of H1N1 influenza peak, (Snip) secretary of the governor, said that the preventative measure response to a rapid increase in the number of cases of influenza, with 269 infected and nearly 60 new patients in the eastern province.

    According to the authorities of the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) of Santa Cruz, totaling 300 thousand the number of suspects of having the virus, and already reported the first death.

    "During this quarantine we will activate all filters through joint work with school principals. Hopefully these measures could curb the disease that had been shooting up the last month" (Snip) With respect to health red alert, he said, it implies that all health services in Santa Cruz are activated -- public, social security and private.

    The Mayor and the Government must allocate extra resources to deal with an education campaign and for the fumigation of larger establishments agglomeration. (Snip) it suggests that large events are not (planned).

    (Snip) the national coordinator of Epidemiology, Joseph Zambrana, explained that another reason for the increase in cases is the erratic weather. On increasing the spread of H1N1 cases, more than 300 across the country, Zambrana said: "In the last two weeks where they multiply rapidly, both in Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz.

    Oscar Urenda, secretario de la gobernación, precisó que la medida preventiva responde al rápido aumento del número de casos de la influenza, con 269 contagiados y casi 60 nuevos pacientes en el estado oriental

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  • Giuseppe
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    Source: World Health Organization, FluNet: http://www.who.int/flunet

    Influenza Laboratory Surveillance Information, Latest Week generated on 03/10/2011 14:45:49 UTC

    Data source: FluNet ( www.who.int/flunet ), Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS)


    Influenza virus detections - Year 2011 - Week 38 (18/09/2011 to 24/09/2011)

    (...)


    [Country, area or territory / Number of specimens: Received/ collected - Processed / Number of influenza A viruses detected by subtype: A (H1) - A (H1N1) 2009 - A (H3) - A (H5) - A (not subtyped) - A (Total) / Number of influenza B viruses detected by subtype: B (Yamagata lineage) - B (Victoria lineage) - B (lineage not determined) - B (Total) / Total number of influenza positive viruses / ILI activity]
    • Bolivia (Plurinational State of) / ... / 340 / 0 - 103 - 28 - ... - ... - 131 / ... - ... - .... - 0 / 131 / No Activity
    (...)

    -
    ------

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  • Tonka
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    Spanish to English translation

    Close schools in Bolivian region for H1N1 flu outbreak

    The Ministry of Health said that Santa Cruz is the region most affected by the outbreak while the rest of the country is infected increased within normal parameters.
    EL UNIVERSAL
    Friday September 30, 2011 10:13 a.m.
    La Paz .- An outbreak of H1N1 flu that has claimed the life of a girl in recent days forced the health authorities to temporarily close schools in the eastern province of Santa Cruz. "We want to stop the epidemic and cut the transmission children, "said Director of Education Friday Bartolome Puma. Meanwhile, the provincial government declared a "red alert" to the region, AP reported. A report from the Departmental Health Service (SITES) said that in recent days, infections increased 300% to 295 confirmed cases and 1,300 suspects. 50% are minors. The flare saturated the demand for vaccines but authorities indicated that preference is given to people at highest risk of complications. The Health Ministry said that Santa Cruz is the region most affected by the outbreak while the rest the country is infected increased within normal parameters. A twelve year old girl died in the middle of the month in that region and thus add two deaths so far this year because of influenza H1N1.

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