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    Influenza A recorded 626 probable cases and a fourth victim Print E-Mail
    More than 600 flu infected

    Influenza A-H1N1 reported Tuesday that 626 positive cases in the country and the health authorities in analyzing the samples of a probable fourth victim of this pandemic in the country, a person who died on Tuesday at a hospital in El Alto.
    The National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, said that there is a new record of the deceased in the Heart of Jesus Hospital in the city Altena, and discusses the relevant samples to determine if the victim died of influenza A-H1N1, which is highly probable.
    This, added four victims, two in Santa Cruz, La Paz and one in this new case is confirmed if the 25-year-old, who had contracted the fatal lung complications virus. Explained that another person about 22 years and comes from Oruro is in hospital in El Alto in intensive care because of complications of this type.

    The report of the National Epidemiology highlights to date Santa Cruz recorded 425 positive cases, 85 La Paz, Cochabamba 76, Oruro ten, nine Tarija, Chuquisaca four, three Beni, Potosi five confirmed cases.
    Given the large number of cases of influenza A virus H1N1, which is recorded on the planet, the World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) deemed it appropriate to stop computing the amount of sick and died as a result of the disease.
    In a statement, WHO said the spread of the pandemic is inevitable and in some countries, where transmission is sustained confirm where a laboratory has become extremely difficult.

    He also noted that the counting of individual cases is not essential for monitoring the level or nature of the risk posed by the virus, or to determine the most appropriate measures to respond to it.
    What we really need to do public health authorities is to focus on the trends of where the cases occur, if they are serious, what are its clinical manifestations, which are the risk groups, said Gregory Hartl, spokesman for the international body.

    This pandemic has been characterized so far by the lightness of the symptoms in most patients, usually in the back end of a week, even without medical treatment.

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    Patient died of influenza A pilgrimage of five hospitals
    Updated 18/07/2009

    Medications: Two doses of vaccine against seasonal flu which is administered from yesterday in La Paz

    The boy spit phlegm with blood in the Virgen de las Nieves Hospital, where he had a seizure.

    The boy who died 26 years with influenza A on Thursday 16 at 07.30 in the hospital of the Military Social Security Corporation (Cossmil) had pilgrimage with his family of five hospitals in the city in search of medical care.

    One of his relatives, who asked not be identified, told The Press the via crucis which they lived until the last moment when he buried in the Cementerio General.

    Two weeks ago, said the family, ie the first days of July (2 according to the Departmental Service of Health, Offices), he was in the private clinic Virgen de las Nieves, located in the area Cotahuma.

    Before it had rejected a medical center located on the street where Jaimes Freyre refused to attend, as in the Hospital La Paz, in La Garita de Lima, where the doctors argued lack of space and rather advised you to go to another hospital.

    In the health center was diagnosed with stomach pain and he prescribed some pills.

    Until then, he was conscious but suffering from pain in his lungs and had an acute cough.

    In the private clinic Virgen de las Nieves was diagnosed with bronchopneumonia, but made no further examination, unless he took samples to check whether the patient had influenza A.

    "I went to visit him on Saturday, well, we chatted, we laughed as usual, because I was very happy."

    But on Sunday, "called me and informed me that he had had two seizures, then talked with his girlfriend and told me that he was a drug with the patient's body is burned."

    For that reason, he explained, he was transferred to the Chest Hospital, where he again refused to attend arguing that they lacked equipment and space for intensive care, because he was sensitive and seizures.

    Thus he was moved to Cossmil, where the owner of the Clinica Virgen de las Nieves worked on the sixth floor and under the warranty could intern?rsele at that hospital.

    In the place of his health situation was complicated as vomiting blood and phlegm in a continuous manner. Regretted that the family of that place and has not left alive. Him, he said, treatment, medication and administered it to the end (after three days of hospitalization) we took a sample for influenza A, but did not address the request results.

    It was a family member who was in Santa Cruz who had to take on this task, story, as it mobilized to know the result. "It was this family who called to inform us that the result came out positive," after which the doctors took recently announced measures that advises the case, cut it off and medicated with Tamiflu, almost two weeks after he was sick.

    Him in another room Cossmil for him alone, until the outcome of the sample was in intensive care.

    The final hours

    On Thursday at 07.30 stopped breathing. The Ministry of Health was instructed not care to be buried immediately because it was a deceased person by a contagious disease.

    We did so, he said, in the hospital in the car and pocketed funeral we went directly to the cemetery, "the same happened all morning."

    In the churchyard was suffering a single family recounted, "because we wanted to respond by the time it was twelve o'clock least ten, although it had an order of the Ministry, we closed the doors, we had to enter through the entrance to the small body to hear the Mass in the chapel.

    In this place let us not expect to find a mason who prepare the grave, we opened the gate and took us.

    In the niche we were from that time until 1500 with the coffin open and waiting to give you who want to close, because the teachers were walking and said they had no warrant, in the end I do not know how to handle these things .


    The director of the Departmental Service of Health (Headquarters) La Paz, Laura David, said the July 5, when the patient entered Cossmil, he took the sample to bring the Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP) to verify or had no influenza A. The relative said that it took three days after being placed in the hospital.

    For six days the outcome was known and had been given Tamiflu recently, what had happened after ten days of being presented at a medical center.

    Laura explained that the deceased had the tattoos and love that about four days before symptoms of the malaise was made a mark on the back. The family said that this happened two weeks before the warning symptoms and to rule out a relationship with their ailments.

    According to the Director of Venues, the couple also had altered renal and hepatic functions, it said: "We can not say but we can not rule out that there had, in addition to the flu, added another condition."

    Health Minister Ramiro Tapia said that if hospitals had refused to heed imposed sanctions under the Constitution, which punishes all forms of medical malpractice.

    Laura announced Tuesday that up to receive the required reports to all hospitals where the patient went to determine whether to initiate a medical audit.

    The couple's family said that they made at the expense Cossmil reaches 50,000 Bolivians, but independently, in medicine, spent nearly 2,000 bolivianos a day, which resorted to borrowing and the commitment of some objects.

    Tapia said that all these costs will be replenished by the Ministry of Health, the headquarters and the La Paz municipality.

    Laura reported that ten people were in contact with the young man died, four doctors, two nurses and four relatives of victims who are under surveillance.

    In Santa Cruz by easing the restrictions

    The owners of entertainment centers in Santa Cruz determined to ignore the decision issued yesterday by the Committee of Emergency Operations Department (COED), more flexible organization of preventive measures against influenza A.

    COED agreed that the clubs, nightclubs and other whisker?as, which also include cinemas and theaters cater to the public until one o'clock in the morning. Those activities were suspended until Friday in its entirety.

    However, owners of restricted premises, which remained in vigil outside the place where the reunion took place in the state, announced that the event and will "open their doors until the usual time, because it is their capital and that their profits are at stake. "

    The COED also waive the restriction set for the completion of Eucharistic celebrations, which were made only on Sundays, as determined for sporting events, which were canceled.

    As for the winter holidays, the agency confirmed the break for a week, until 24.

    COED relaxed the measures dictated by the pressure of the owners of nightclubs.


    Until yesterday the positive cases increased from 611 to 647, of whom 452 are in Santa Cruz.

    Peace presents 92 infected, not including 15 detected by INLASA.

    Cochabamba has 66 nurses, Oruro, 10; Tarija, 9; Potos?, 5, Chuquisaca, 4, and Beni, 3.


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      Influenza A: a baby dies and the cases reach 843

      Writing by central | - The Times - Times 25/07/2009Los and Agencies

      The death of a baby, premature son of a woman with flu AH1N1; the death of another woman at the Chest Hospital of La Paz, have been suspected of carrying the virus, increasing the number of positive cases to 843 across the country, are some of the events yesterday in the framework of the effects of influenza in the country.

      Meanwhile, Santa Cruz, the only capital of the department maintained that winter vacation, be prepared to return to classes on Monday amid strong security measures because of the 843 cases, 584 correspond to that department.

      In Cochabamba, met two weeks after the testing lab inaugurated at the University Mayor de San Sim?n (UMSS) has so far not begun to have an actual functioning for lack of reagents.

      At 4:30 yesterday the heart of the premature infant infected with human influenza AH1N1 stopped beating at the Sacred Heart hospital in El Alto.

      Little was born by caesarean section because his mother was infected with the pandemic and had a great risk of losing their lives, so the doctors decided to perform the operation at six months pregnant with the intention of saving the life of mother and boy.

      Campero Rosario, director of Heart of Jesus Hospital, reported that the baby died due to respiratory failure by as premature. It was confirmed that the child did not have the flu. The doctors of this hospital also ensure that the child's lungs did not respond to medications administered to enhance their performance.

      The head of the national influenza, Ren? Lenis, said the woman was operated on with complete success and that the treatment is administered with Tamiflu. Doctors at the hospital reported the improvement of the woman who has five children.

      It was also reported the death of a woman on Thursday at the Instituto del T?rax de La Paz, although it is expected that the INLASA confirm whether the patient was carrying the virus. This laboratory postponed its results yesterday due to power outages and had no input to further its work.

      In the Japanese hospital in Santa Cruz, the patient who is 38 years since the beginning of the month in intensive care improvement, although still connected to an artificial respirator. A woman of 48 years, who entered the room on Thursday, is also in state.

      In Cochabamba, three patients remain in isolation at Viedma Hospital, while the fourth was discharged on Thursday.
      The UMSS reported on Monday to be vaccinated 5 thousand students, and 3 thousand teachers and workers against common influenza to reduce the number of patients and more easily identify the cases with influenza A.


      The laboratory of the Universidad Mayor de San Sim?n (UMSS) inaugurated on July 10 met with two weeks to meet their objectives due to lack of reagents required from States, confirmed the director of Human Development of the Prefecture of Cochabamba, Ruben Ust?riz .

      The senior official said that these reagents were applied to the Ministry of Health, so the laboratory could be working fine the next week.

      The laboratory should be used to deal with cases reported from the west of the country, ensuring that everything is concentrated on the CENETROP, Santa Cruz.


      The instructive to return to classes on Monday July 27 in Santa Cruz and Montero was ratified by the Department of Education (Seduce) of the Prefecture. However, due to low temperatures govern the winter schedule, ie, the students will join an hour later than normal, while the smaller ones may be absent if they are suitable parents.

      The information was provided by Salomon Vargas, director of the Seduce and need not be closed to the possibility that the activities will be suspended again if they suggest that health authorities following an assessment of the pandemic of influenza A H1N1, after the classes begin.


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        SUSPICION | The deceased, a woman and a boy, both under the age of 20 years, suffered from pneumonia is difficult to be controlled by antibiotics. CENETROP analyzes the evidence
        Two presumed cases of deaths due to influenza A in Potosi

        By Po-to-do | - Agency - 28/07/2009

        Potosi | Potosi El

        Authorities of the Departmental Service of Health (Headquarters) suspect that the two people who died from lung problems are a result of the deadly flu AH1N1.

        Two people, one female (19) and male (17) were treated at hospital and after several hours killed by lung problems, making the presumption that died for human influenza.

        To confirm or rule out this possibility, the health authorities sent samples to the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP) of Santa Cruz.

        "It would have to see what was the cause of how (died) with another more overloaded condition or have died from the flu," said the director of Epidemiology Venues, Luis Alfredo Pareja, who said ignore the clinical picture presented by the boy, 17 years who died in the Hospital Obrero.

        The authority said that it is not ruled out anything and that the sample of the boy was sent to CENETROP last Thursday, the day on which the boy lost his life.

        The result will be known within 10 to 15 days, taking into account that there is a heavy work in the laboratory in Santa Cruz. "We do not rule out anything until we get the result," said Young in saying that the virus does not kill but AH1N1 complications as the patient may have pneumonia.

        Also, the epidemiology, not ruled out anything about the wife of 19 years who lost their lives in the Daniel Bracamonte Hospital, so samples were sent also to CENETROP.

        He said the woman originally from Cochabamba came with a chronic illness and cause of death could be for bacterial pneumonia, but results for the analysis will have the last word.

        The hospital's director Concepci?n Mart?n Ram?rez, said the boy was 17 years of acute pneumonia, clinical picture that has behaved very aggressive "it is preferred to transfer the boy to a hospital that has intensive therapy.

        "We suspected that was infected with influenza virus AH1N1," said authority, stating that samples were taken and sent to the authorities of Sedes. The health authority said that once the patient was transferred to the Hospital Obrero had no information on him and added that if he died unknown.

        He was asked if the box had influenza and responded "yes, by the seriousness of the four has behaved very differently, I was very young that I could take with the antibiotic defenses could react favorably, but that has not happened, has not been well "said the hospital director Concepci?n.

        Standards Information

        The director of the Epidemiology Department of Health Services (Headquarters), Luis Alfredo Young says that there other treatment in the management of information on influenza AH1N1.

        This conclusion was reached last weekend at the national meeting of directors of epidemiology hierarchical health authorities jointly. He stated that no samples were taken as to whether or not they are suspected or confirmed cases of AH1N1 to people with symptoms of pneumonia as it currently exists a lack of reagents. Treatments were performed on all patients under five years and forward 65 years until the symptoms described above. Now the patient has a suspected case of AH1N1-or non-confirmed it will no longer be identified with that nomenclature but the term "patient treatment."

        A total of nine patients with treatment are confirmed cases of AH1N1 up this weekend in the department of Potos?, according to the report of Sedes. Of the nine patients who were detected with the human influenza, six are already fully cured, ie they were discharged from treatment.