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Commission checks swine flu outbreak in Bermejo

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    Tarija - Bolivia .- A committee of the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) visited on Wednesday Bermejo (210 km from the city of Tarija), in order to control the outbreak of Influenza A H1 N1 in the department. 'We will verify positive cases of Influenza A H1 N1 in addition to (implement) a sanitary filter in Bus Terminal and the International Bridge, where there is the movement of many people entering and leaving the country', Area director mentioned the Epidemiology Department Health Service (Headquarters). The official recalled that twelve confirmed cases of Influenza A H1 N1 in Tarija, 7 come from Bermejo.

    The Commission also visited the camps zafreros to verify the existence of people with symptoms of the disease that has killed 3 in Bolivia. For his part, Secretary of Human Development of the Government of Tarija, Horacio Lazcano, announced the start of a campaign to prevent this epidemic. "What we want is to make a preventive campaign, which is the most important. Our campaign will be launched emergency, "said Lazcano. The leader of the School Board of Tarija, Rafael Astorga, he said, for his part, which is attempting to coordinate with the Government to work on prevention of influenza A H1 N1.

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    Tarija headquarters confirmed 18 cases of A/H1N1 flu

    Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) of Tarija reported yesterday that the date was confirmed 18 positive cases of influenza A/H1N1 in that department, of which 10 correspond to the town of Bermejo, one of the remaining capital and other provinces. 'It works in coordination between Government and municipalities to provide the necessary support to prevention work in this way to avoid that the number of cases is increasing in the department, "said the head of the Epidemiology Unit Offices of Walter Santa Cruz.Respecto people who contracted the bad, Santa Cruz clarified that tracked outpatient until the patients have a stable health but also said it is distributed in some places alcohol gel, filters health to prevent illness. "Bermejo is the region with the highest number of cases. In the capital the situation is under control, "said Santa Cruz.Ayer health officials in the Interior Department and the city of Tarija jointly launched the campaign to prevent A/H1N1 flu.