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    Santa Cruz is the largest number of cases. There are 55 people hospitalized with symptoms. Meanwhile, in Cochabamba and Sucre added the cases

    Positive cases of H1N1 flu in the country increases. Although Santa Cruz is the largest number of cases, recent reports have alerted the health authorities of Tarija and Sucre where preventive measures have been reinforced. In Cochabamba, between the weekend and yesterday, seven more cases were confirmed, totaling 57 positive and 300 of sospechosos.En Santa Cruz, the number of hospitalizations for influenza A/H1N1 up in recent days. Yesterday 55 people were hospitalized with flu symptoms, including a six month old baby with malformations cardiaca.Al noon yesterday, the doctors took him off the respirator, it showed improvement and disease being treated, but still no results laboratory to confirm that the virus, said the director of the Departmental Service of Health (Headquarters), Joaqu?n Monasterio.

    In Tarija, the increase in positive cases, 12, alerted authorities that department, which recommended prevention apply filters to stop the spread of virus.El Chief Epidemiologist, Walter Santa Cruz, said that does not rule also the suspension of school classes as a preventive measure.

    Add 608 positive cases
    Director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, Jos? Zambrana, confirmed yesterday that the influenza A/H1N1 accelerated the deaths of four people and one death to be confirmed in Santa Cruz, 608 infected and there are 2956 other suspected cases so far this year nationwide.
    He noted that over 70 percent of the cases occurred in the department of Santa Cruz. The deaths were reported in Potosi, Tarija, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.

    He said the deaths occurred in people who are classified within the risk group, ie they had a chronic illness or were older than 60 years.
    Zambrana noted that people who had contact or were infected with influenza A and are immune to that virus.
    He recalled that in the coming days will about 150,000 flu vaccines, procurement is managed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

    According to Zambrana, the outbreak that erupted a few weeks ago in Santa Cruz, stabilized and the decision to suspend classes allowed to break the epidemiological chain of succession and avoid infections.

    ? Cases of influenza A in the city of Sucre continue to rise despite the preventive measures were intensified in recent weeks.
    ? According to a latest report, there are 45 lab-confirmed cases and at least 160 suspected cases.
    ? The director of the Department of Health Services, Gilka Guerrero, dismissed for now determine the suspension of classes in educational institutions, because only 45 per cent are school-age children.
    ? According to Guerrero, the resurgence of the disease is still within acceptable margins health.
    ? Of the confirmed cases, one presents a picture of pneumonia.

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    Swine Flu Increases in Bolivia

    La Paz, Oct 13.- Health authorities in Bolivia confirmed on Thursday that swine flu (AH1N1)is increasing, having a greater impact in the eastern region of Santa Cruz.

    Head of the Health Ministry's influenza program, Adolfo Zarate, said that the number of infected people cases increased although he affirmed that the daily report of cases diminishes.

    The official specified that the number of infected people increased from 608 to 641 as the number of cases per day dropped from 40 cases to nine or 10.

    Zarate considered that the situation proves that the epidemic outbreak is under control warning that the country should not let the guard down. He also highlighted work carried out by the departmental health services(SEDES) and Health Ministry's officials.

    He explained that so far this year 79 percent of the cases are in Santa Cruz department.

    New deceases have not been reported and the four deaths reported until now were suffering from a chronic disease, Zarate noted.

    Bolivia and Peru agreed to keep a monitoring and notification program to be aware of possible swine flu cases, tightening alertness in the common border localities such as Desaguadero, Casani and Tilali. (Prensa Latina).


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      726 reported cases of influenza A

      The Ministry of Health reported 726 confirmed cases as of yesterday influenza A/H1N1 in the country. From this instance asked the public not to create panic and rigorously followed hygiene measures to prevent further infections. 'In 2956 the country are suspected cases, 726 confirmed, of which 559 are in Santa Cruz. At the time there were four deaths from the A/H1N1 flu, "said Fernando Aramayo Communication Unit of the Ministry of Salud.En earlier days, Nila Heredia, Minister of Health, attributed the resurgence to climate change in the country, but also presumably by the number of cases in Santa Cruz, which is due to the high concentration that occurred in the Expoferia. In coming days will 1,200,000 vaccines to be administered to people who have some basic disease such as diabetes, hypertension or cancer.


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        852 Confirmed AH1N1 flu positive cases in Bolivia

        On 13 October, health officials confirmed the H1N1 flu boom, with higher incidence in the eastern region of Santa Cruz (79% of cases). Zarate said that the greatest number of cases occurred in Santa Cruz, 652 confirmed cases, followed by Cochabamba and Chuquisaca with 67 and 58 respectively. Health officials confirmed Friday Tarija Influenza AH1N1 22 cases and suspected cases.
        Last week, the head of the Epidemiology Unit of the headquarters of the Peace Ren? Barrientos reported the first positive case of H1N1 flu in the city of El Alto. In the city of La Paz, about 50 officials of the Administration and Food Safety of the Community carries out daily checks on the markets, to verify the use of masks, gloves and hand washing to prevent the spread of swine flu H1N1.
        Most cases come from Tarija Bermejo, said the head of the Epidemiology Unit of the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) and Santa Cruz Walter said he is about to approve the health alert. On the other hand the director of the Hospital San Juan de Dios said Olga Mora so he knows there were several cases in neighboring Argentina, and the permanent transit and migration between neighboring Bermejo, cases may be increasing in this region.
        The owner of the Departmental Directorate of Education Humberto Beni said Thursday it would stop the appearance of a confirmed case of swine flu is expected the implementation of a training program to prevent its dissemination in educational units. On Wednesday, the head of epidemiology at the Departmental Health Service, Wilfredo Camargo, reported by laboratory confirmation of a H1N1 flu case in a girl of 9 months on a journey that accompanied his mother to the city of Santa Cruz, where he contracted the disease.

        Bolpress: noticias y análisis de Bolivia. Objetividad y compromiso


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          Spanish to English translation

          Bolivia confirms 891 cases of influenza A positive

          Health Authority said that the outbreak is declining
          Maturano Martin, vice minister. Bolivia until yesterday reported 891 positive cases of H1N1 flu. The count of confirmed cases by epidemiological week shows that the outbreak is declining due to the coordinated action of health services and preventive measures taken by the citizens, said Deputy Health Minister, Martin Maturano. Between the first and 42 EW, human flu killed five people in the country (two in Santa Cruz and Oruro, Tarija and Cochabamba, respectively). Maturano until yesterday also said that health services reported the existence of 3.351 patients suspected . No department is free of this disease and the most affected are Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca and La Paz. "The epidemic is in decline. Most positive cases has been in the epidemiological week 39, where we had a total of 324 positive patients, from there, the cases have been declining. " "In the epidemiological week 40 we had 85 positive cases and week 41 is lowered to 71, "the Deputy Minister of Health. Maturano attributed the decline to preventive measures taken by health authorities and called for those responsible for public health and citizens to remain vigilant. The outbreak presented with greater force in Santa Cruz, and forced the health authorities of the department to suspend educational activities for a week (3 to October 8) to reduce the risk of infection. The authority also said that both the National Center Tropical Diseases (CENETROP) and the National Institute of Health Laboratories (INLASA) have sufficient supply of reagents for laboratory tests. "We had no difficulties with them," he said. The Reason