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    Exclude deaths of two people in Bolivia by influenza A PDF Print E-Mail
    Tuesday, 14 July 2009
    July 14, 2009, 14:30 La Paz, July 14 (PL) Bolivian health authorities today ruled out that the reason why two people died in this city have been influenza A (H1N1), as speculated earlier.

    According to Health Minister Ramiro Tapia, the results of the analysis performed for the two deceased were negative, as confirmed by the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP), the only laboratory that analyzes samples of influenza A in Bolivia.

    Tapia said that two men had a common frame of influenza and pneumonia, and died of bacterial complications. In the Andean nation were only two deaths from the virus in the department of Santa Cruz last week.

    Reminded that these people, a girl of six years and an adult of 59, had very complex diseases based on which the development of influenza virus at its greatest vitality.

    Bolivia so far reported 555 cases of influenza A in eight of the nine departments.

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    Re: Suspect A/H1N1 cases ruled not


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    Cases discarded
    The director of the headquarters of La Paz, Torrez Franz explained that one of the deceased, a man of 37 years, was simple pneumonia, which deteriorated to cause a heart attack on Saturday. The second internship in the Institute of Thorax, was a woman of 44 years, with pneumonia "multiple bilateral foci (in both lungs). The cause of death was a heart attack. In both cases the samples were sent to CENETROP which reported late yesterday that they were negative for influenza A.


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      Re: Suspect A/H1N1 cases ruled not


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      Bolivia: The government ruled out that two people have died in La Paz for influenza A
      Wednesday July 15 2009 10:14 RedBolivia International

      La Paz, Bolivia (APG). - The Health Minister, Ramiro Tapia, denied on Tuesday that two people have died over the weekend in the city of La Paz for being infected with influenza A H1N1 and the government so far only recorded two deaths in the country by the new flu.

      This information was confirmed by the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP), headquartered in Santa Cruz, and denied that the two people killed in La Paz infected with the virus died.

      "Officially in Bolivia there are only two deaths from the H1N1 influenza A, he was not Japanese hospital and checked that the evidence of peace are not in the list, no names or the possibility in such cases, Tapia reported.

      Also informed that bought 500 more reagents for detecting human influenza in CENETROP.

      "The report is official after the CENETROP released the results, that the two killed in La Paz were not for the influenza A H1N1, but for bacterial complications," he said.

      He recalled that so far only accounts for the death of a girl of six years, who suffered from cerebral palsy child and a man of 59 years who suffered from heart disease and Chagas' disease.

      The Health Minister also informed that an audit will instruct the Departmental Service of Health (Headquarters) from Santa Cruz to investigate a possible medical malpractice in the treatment to counteract the health complications, in those first two deaths from the flu.

      It was also reported that to date the patients with complications due to bad, one in La Paz and in Cochabamba, recovering favorably.

      On Monday, the director of the Hospital del T?rax, Germ?n Villavicencio, had reported that a woman of 41 years, occupation merchant, died with high suspicion of influenza A H1N1, but this was discarded at the end.

      Furthermore, the head of the Epidemiology Department of Health Services (Headquarters) of La Paz, reported on the death of another person with suspected influenza A H1N1 in hospital Olive Luis Uria of the National Health Fund, located in the Villa Copacabana area of La Paz, in both cases the suspect went negative.

      Tapia explained that according to the protocol established by the health office, "the treatment for influenza AH1N1 has to settle early, because it is a duty and an obligation."

      Finally, the minister demanded that the Bolivian people "not to panic and not collective guard down in preventive measures" to prevent the spread of influenza, which affected eight of the nine departments of Bolivia.