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    Noticias de lo que pasa en Latinoamérica y del Mundo, desarrolladas minuto a minuto desde las redacciones y corresponsalías de Prensa Latina.

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    Bolivia initiates campaign against AH1N1 flu

    La Paz, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The vaccination campaign against influenza AH1N1 in Bolivia will begin on Monday, confirmed Influenza Program in charge of the Ministry of Health, Adolfo Zarate. Zarate told local media that 150 000 doses of immunization campaign expected to arrive on Friday afternoon, so it will be Oct. 31 when work will start immunization. He explained that the arrival of the dose was delayed due to problems with customs in the countries of origin. He recalled that the Vaccination will be exclusively for the risk groups, including adults over 65, children under five years and people with underlying conditions such as diabetes, lung problems, arthritis, and others at risk of complications if you have the flu, said Zarate. Also included journalists, health workers and military, being in constant contact with various sectors of society. Z?rate stated that the dose is distributed according to a technical report of the department of Health Services (Headquarters). In the country recorded 852 cases of three thousand suspects and 4 deaths. The highest percentage of cases recorded in the department of Santa Cruz, with 652 confirmed; Cochabamba with 67, 58 Chuquisaca, La Paz, 45, 20 Tarija, Oruro and Potosi 9 1 case. The health authority said the cases were reduced from dramatically, and significantly decreased circulation in the department of Santa Cruz, but must continue to strengthen monitoring and prevention measures by the population, he said. In Santa Cruz, for three weeks, there were 40 cases per day Now there are only 20, a considerable decrease, he said. mv / abm
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