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    Confirms third death in Bolivia by influenza A (H1N1)
    Friday, 17 July 2009

    July 17 2009, 08:56 La Paz, July 17 (PL) Bolivia health authorities today confirmed the third death from influenza A (H1N1) epidemic with the largest number of cases in the eastern region of Santa Cruz.

    Sources from the Office of the Minister of Health, explained to Prensa Latina that the fatal victim of influenza was reported in the city of La Paz.

    For its part, the director of the Departmental Service of Health, Rafael Laura reported that this is a man of 27 years, who died yesterday at the military hospital Cossmil due to multiorgan failure.

    The first two deaths were reported earlier this month of July in Santa Cruz.

    To date, the Andean nation reported 611 cases of the virus affecting eight out of nine departments, with the exception of Pando (northeast).

    The Bolivian government has implemented a contingency plan that includes the presence of doctors at the border and international air terminals and buses.

    Among other measures, also has about 30 thousand doses of Tamiflu, the medicine they provide free treatment to patients suspected, in addition to an intense media campaign.

    HGP / Ga

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    Re: 3rd confirmed death in Bolivia


    Google translation:

    The first person who died had influenza A in La Paz
    This is a couple of 26 years who suffered complications in their vital organs due to a condition that has not yet been recognized by doctors who attended on Cossmil

    At the Military Hospital of La Paz died yesterday of a young man 26 years by a "multi-organ failure." Two days earlier had confirmed that the influenza virus AH1N1, reported yesterday by the Departmental Service of Health (Headquarters).

    The patient, whose name has not yet made public, was first hospitalized at the Hospital del T?rax due to symptoms of respiratory failure. He joined the center in this July 2. Three days later, he was transferred to the intensive care section of the Social Security Military (Cossmil), which was connected to an artificial respirator.

    Since July 5, made all efforts to save her life. On July 14, two days before his death, received confirmation of the Center for Tropical Diseases, Cenatrop, that the couple suffered a flu caused by influenza virus A.

    The Director of Venues, Laura David, explained the reason that the cause of death was due to a multiorgan failure, "meaning that suffered severe damage to vital organs," which is presumed to be suffering from a disease that still was not determined, but which is under investigation by the doctors who attended. "

    For its part, the director of the Epidemiology Unit of the headquarters, Torrez Franz explained that "the patient could not breathe and it was necessary to avoid choking tube lung.

    In this way, this young man of 26 years becomes the first died from complications of the "swine flu". In previous cases, the Cenatrop did not confirm the presence of the virus in people thought to be victims of the deadly virus.

    Torrez called on the people who suffer the symptoms of influenza A that may be present in medical facilities so that they perform a test and, if it is positive, given the treatment.

    It also requested the general population that does not discriminate against people suffering from this disease, "that can reach anyone in our city," he said.

    So far confirmed 85 cases of patients with influenza A in La Paz, and 560 cases in the rest of the departments.