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    Bolivia sum 8 deaths per influenza AH1N1: Potosi first two confirmed deaths from flu AH1N1

    July 29 2009, 08:25

    Potos? - Bolivia .- Service Potos? Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed the first two deaths from the flu this department AH1N1, the two deaths are a young woman of 19 years and a teenager of 14 years, deaths occurred last week and only needed confirmation that this was the new flu. With these two deaths in a total of 8 deaths from the disease in Bolivia.

    The Epidemiology SEDES Service has initiated the search for relatives and people close to both of them, to undergo the evidence and confirm whether there are more infected, and was confirmed by Dr. Jose Alfredo Young, head of the unit Medical:

    "Currently the Department of Epidemiology, is on high alert yesterday, we have begun to make contacts for rastrillajes, families, friends and environments and to date we have no other case of contacts and potential contacts of these patients unfortunately have died, "he said.

    The two people who died would have come to care so late it could not halt the progression of the disease, which ended in death.

    Potosi is in this way in the fourth department of Bolivia confirmed death from the disease, last week also confirmed the first death in Tarija, which are also two deaths in La Paz and three in Santa Cruz, with the two the most recent official figure of deaths by influenza AH1N1 eight.

    The Ministry of Health on the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) and provides no data from last week's overall number of infected influenza AH1N1 in Bolivia (the figure was over 700) and has information that 100%, Santa Cruz is still reporting 70% of cases, followed by 13% to Cochabamba and La Paz with 10%.
    Source: Fides Virtual

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    Google translation:
    11:31 The CENETROP not yet confirmed the final diagnosis
    AH1N1 nine deaths from flu in the country, pending the confirmation of a new victim in Cochabamba

    Writing by central | - The Times - 30/07/2009


    If given a positive laboratory test highly suspect case in Cochabamba, 10 were victims of AH1N1 flu in the country and the first death from the virus in the department.

    The national chief of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, confirmed the death of a teenager of 14 years, and a young woman of 19 who had symptoms of influenza from the previous week in the city of Potos?.

    According to those responsible for the management of health, the two people who died would have come to care so late, so it could not halt the progression of the disease, which ended in death

    It was also reported on the death of a man about 58 years, who died on Saturday at the Mother and Child hospital in the city of La Paz and its analysis were positive for the disease.

    Of the nine deaths due to influenza A H1N1, three have occurred in Santa Cruz: A man (59) suffering from Chagas disease, a girl (6) with cerebral palsy and one male (40) who was a recipient of a transplant kidney.

    In La Paz killed three people, all boys, one 26, another 36 (both apparently had no disease-based) and the last 58 years.

    In Tarija, the reported death of a woman (29) from Villa Montes, while Potos? recorded the first two cases recently reported.

    "Currently the Department of Epidemiology, is on high alert yesterday (Tuesday) we have begun to make contacts for rastrillajes, families, friends and environments and to date we have no other case of contacts and potential contacts of two patients who have unfortunately died, "said the head of the Epidemiology Service Headquarters, Jose Alfredo Pareja.


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      Influenza A: first feared dead in Cochabamba

      By Eliana Ballivian - The Times - 31/07/2009
      A patient suspected of having contracted highly influenza A H1N1 died last Wednesday in the city of Cochabamba, which could be the first death from the disease in the department, while health authorities are suspicious of another death in Tarija. Confirmed both cases, the number of people killed by influenza in the country will reach 11.

      The National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, said it was confirmed that nine of the 11 cases, the victims were carrying the virus, although six of them suffering from illnesses base. Three more are expected, and the latter two died of Cochabamba and Tarija was last night awaiting the results of the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP), headquartered in Santa Cruz.

      The deceased Cochabamba Lacato Juan Carlos Cruz (29), was born in Capinota, arrived on Wednesday around 11:00 Viedma hospital with atypical pneumonia after having suffered five days of fever, without coming to a health. He had tried to self heal and techniques at home, since it was implemented and became amoxicillin sprays chamomile and eucalyptus.
      According to the analysis that was performed at the hospital, the patient came with a serious weakness of the defense and very little oxygen saturation, as well as kidney failure, which caused cardiac arrest three, the last fatal, which also coincided with a respiratory distress, confirmed the head of the Pneumology Viedma, Jorge Aguirre.

      He died about 2300. "When I arrived at the hospital, I was very lack of air, oxygen tube and a wheelchair. Ordered to take x-rays showed atypical pneumonia, which involved intensive care and intubated, but started to cough blood secretion, which means that fluids entering the lungs, "explained the doctor.

      The health authorities have initiated a follow-up of all contacts of the patient died, eight in total, with his mother, wife, son and five nephews, who live in the area of the stables in the city of Cochabamba.

      Although this patient had all the characteristics have carried the virus, the sample was sent to Santa Cruz via Currier on Wednesday, had not reached its destination, until yesterday at noon.

      Martinez said that authorities also received the report yesterday of the death of another man 27 years in the city of Tarija, from La Paz.

      However, he said to the authorities in health, the fact that they are highly suspect cases, is sufficient to provide care as if it were positive.

      "All you have to do is exactly like it is positive or not. If you do not know, you have to act as if it were positive. For us, it is important to know the outcome for epidemiological any suspect patient should receive treatment, "he said.


      The Departmental Service of Health (Seduce) scheduled for today cleaning all schools in Cercado, involving students, parents and teachers in order to prevent the spread of influenza and the common transmission of AH1N1. During the week, other municipalities performed the task.

      Regarding the closure of schools in this city, the deputy minister of Education Regular, Germ?n Jim?nez, said it received reports of nine departments of education, including Cochabamba, and denied that there are infected with influenza AH1N1 school.


      1 .- The first three cases correspond to Santa Cruz. The first fatal victim was a man of 59 years who suffered from Chagas' disease, bacterial pneumonia and was infected with influenza A.

      2 .- A girl of six years, who suffered from cerebral palsy and had reported several pneumonia prior to his infection with the flu.

      3 .- A man aged 39, who was already taking immunosuppressant immunosuppressed for renal transplantation.
      4 .- The first patient who died in La Paz, fourth nationally, was a man who received medical care very late.

      5 .- The second in La Paz, initially in the hospital with lung problems Boliviano Dutch and then the Heart of Jesus Hospital in the city of El Alto.

      6 .- The third case in La Paz. He was a patient of 53 years who suffered from leukemia, a disease that causes severe immunological problem.

      7 .- A woman of 29 years in Villamontes, is the first death in Tarija. Even more are expected to investigate the causes of his death.

      8 .- A child of 14 years is the first died in Potos?.

      9th A woman, 19, also in Potosi. Although the causes are investigated in this department.


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        Seven hospital did not take samples when DO had to
        Detection or treatment was delayed in 6 deaths by influenza A
        Updated 31/07/2009

        There are also three cases of fatal victims who attended a health center a few hours before dying. Epidemiology does not know why deaths occur in people between 20 and 40 years

        The record of the circumstances which killed six of the nine victims of influenza A in the country revealed that they did not receive appropriate or timely treatment. The remaining three had prior illness.

        The Health Ministry reported on Wednesday that three new deaths were reported by the pandemic, two young-of-14 and 19 years died in Potosi and one male aged 53, in La Paz.

        Santa Cruz is the region most affected, with 656 of the 960 confirmed infected, according to the agency ANF.

        That department had three deaths from influenza A, as well as La Paz. Potosi, the figure rose to two reported this week in Tarija and laments a death.

        The head of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Health, Eddy Martinez, reported that the dead are between 20 and 40 years, and that the world was unaware of the causes of this occurrence, because they are not in risk groups.

        The first case was the comments that had a couple of 26 years who died on July 16 at the Military Hospital of La Paz, which was previously rejected in four health centers.

        His name was Job Ticona Ren? Peralta and was interned from July 5 in the Intensive Care Unit of that hospital. It was fourth-year student of law at the Salesian University.

        On July 2 was treated in the private clinic Virgen de las Nieves, where he found a picture of bronchopneumonia.

        Their situation worsened on July 5 and took him to the Thoracic Institute, where he was rejected for lack of available beds.

        Then he was taken to University Hospital, the Hospital and Clinic Amid gastroenterologists.

        Only in the Military Hospital was made the sign of confirmation of influenza virus A, and since then did not come out of the critical state with bronchial complications.

        On July 13 it was confirmed he was infected with the new influenza and died July 16 with a diagnosis of "severe respiratory distress and pneumonia flu AH1N1.

        This case is a matter of an audit to establishments that care was denied, for alleged medical malpractice. Health Minister Ramiro Tapia said that the study can be completed in two weeks.

        No samples

        The second is a man of 33 years who died on July 14 after four days of hospitalization in a hospital Altener time that it would not take the sample for detection of influenza A, although he had pneumonia .

        This is a trader of 33 years who came to the hospital July 12 Boliviano Dutch, with table and bronchial pneumonia. Despite this, staff did not test to detect influenza A. The director of the Epidemiology Department of Health Services (Headquarters), Franz Torrez explained that it is not thought that it was influenza A, but otherwise, it had a box-type bacteria and treated him with antibiotics. After complicated his condition, the July 14 was moved to Heart of Jesus Hospital and was then examined against influenza A, the day he died.

        Hospital director Boliviano Dutch, Cristina Gemi, reported that an internal audit is to uncover why he was not made the test.

        The third death occurred in La Paz this week, and is a man of 53 years who attended the Hospital Materno Infantil, with anemia and respiratory complications.

        He was on July 25. Martinez explained that their income is attributable to each health center should have area of focus for the pandemic, and none can deny care.

        The state of patient's respiratory complication was well advanced by then and was found to have anemia. No one knows why this person came to this center when it was serious and not before, as recommended, or if it was previously served by another health center.

        Epidemiology finds that died with the flu and not by the new viral disease.

        Without detection

        There are also the victims in late detection of Potosi, a girl of 19 years who died on July 26, the day he had been hospitalized and a 14, who had been placed on July 17 and died on 21.

        Venues Potosina director, Arturo Ramirez, announced that the patients came to hospital with severe bronchopneumonia.

        The patient of 14 years on July 17 that he was in severe respiratory failure, whose status has not changed, died on July 21.

        The girl was 19 years of Cochabamba, was placed on July 26 in critical condition and died the same day. Ramirez explained that the confirmations of the presence of influenza A viruses were known on July 29.

        In Tarija, a woman of 29 years who received only penicillin had tonsillitis when he attended a health center. On July 18 showed a critical picture of pneumonia, was hospitalized and died thereafter.

        Epidemiolog?a On 16 July said that the fatal victim went to a health center by tonsillitis and had been given penicillin, but the sample was taken for detection of influenza A, as advised, due to the table and because of the flu pandemic in the country.

        On July 18 his health deteriorated and he was interned at the Hospital San Juan de Dios, with a diagnosis of acute bilateral bronchopneumonia and respiratory insufficiency.

        Although it was provided with antiviral treatment since the patient did not improve due to the deterioration of his health and died two days later.

        Health reported at least nine seriously ill in the country

        The Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, reported that in La Paz, there were five serious cases. A couple of 24 years who came infected in the Republic of Chile and now you are in the Heart of Jesus Hospital.

        Another internship at the Hospital del T?rax, a pulmonary critical problem. The doctor described it as "very, very serious."

        A third case is a person who is undergoing treatment at the Hospital Munaypata, where he was transferred this afternoon, who do not have further details.

        They are also two seriously ill patients who are placed in the Heart of Jesus Hospital for 18 days, one lost her baby after a caesarean section. Both are stable, do not worsen or improve.

        In Santa Cruz, at least four people are in serious condition, reported Roberto Torres, head of the Epidemiology Service Department of Health. According to the report of the radio network Erbol Alternative, Torres said that these people are placed in public hospitals and private clinics.

        Also reported two new deaths, probably with influenza A, one from 29 years in the city of Cochabamba and Tarija, 27. But must be confirmed with laboratory tests of their respiratory flows.


        According to an agency, 960 positive cases with influenza A were reported in the country.

        656 of those infected were detected in the department of Santa Cruz.

        Two more deaths were due to confirm the presence of the virus AH1N1.
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          THE MALE died on Friday at the INSTITUTE OF THE THORAX, had a generalized infection
          A tenth died with influenza infection creates doubt in hospital
          Updated 02/08/2009
          Isolation: the University Hospital between people with influenza A from other units

          The symptoms of influenza appear between 48 and 72 hours after contracting the virus.

          On Friday, July 31, at 1840, died the tenth person infected with influenza A, which opens passing controversy because it may have infected the pandemic virus in the Sacred Heart Hospital.

          The head of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Health, Eddy Martinez, dismissed that possibility. Reported that the laboratory test had confirmed infection and suggested that the victim could have been made in any other situation.

          Television announced yesterday that, according to the epidemiological link, the possibility exists that the person has acquired the viral disease in a hospital where he was treated by third-degree burns.

          The tenth person killed in the country with the influenza A virus is a man of 34 years who had septicemia (generalized infection) for sequelae of burns on 70 percent of the body, suffered three months ago, reported the director of the National Institute Thorax German Villavicencio.

          Explained that the Heart of Jesus Hospital in El Alto transferred the patient to that center on July 24 because he had respiratory failure, which required intensive therapy.

          The director of the hospital Altener Campero Rosario explained that the person was two hours in the Heart of Jesus and then was transferred. "I was interned by the burns in the University Hospital and four or five days before (Friday 24) had been discharged and was at home. Then the symptoms started. "

          The director of the Hospital de Clinicas, Eduardo Chavez, said ignoring the case and said that if the patient was treated for burns, there is no possibility that he was sick near the confirmed or suspected of being infected. "Even people who come to the hospital and are only suspects are isolated in a remote area of the other units."

          The time when the flu symptoms after contracting the virus is 48 to 72 hours. Being aggressive, devastating defenses and respiratory causes damage, usually pneumonia. Until yesterday, the Ministry of Health reported ten deaths of victims with the virus: three in Santa Cruz, four in La Paz, Potos? and two in a region Tarija.

          The expected test results to confirm whether a deceased person in Cochabamba and Tarija were carriers. And there are three cases of serious infection: two in the seat of government and another in the eastern capital.

          The head of Epidemiology reported that the recent death occurred by the infection of burns, anemia and vascular problems suffered by the patient. However, Villavicencio said that although the table of man was very serious, this was not what killed him. "That was what sobreagregado, what was the fundamental flaw in the lung." When he was asked what was the specific cause of death, replied: "He died by respiratory failure."

          While the head of the Epidemiology Department of Health Services (Headquarters), Franz Torrez, said he will investigate the context of the case, it chose not to stand in this regard.

          Heal without treatment

          The authorities of Viedma Hospital in Cochabamba, said "we are all infected, but not all sick", as The Times.

          Experience in Viedma, which enabled a consultation room for suspected cases and an area of international isolation for influenza A, shows that 25 positive since June, 19 were treated without hospitalization and six were treated. The remaining virus was only functional with its ramparts.

          But one of the problems that generated complaints is the delay with which the cases are found, then, while local hospitals have the reagents and instruments for a rapid test results are known to arrive in ten days, which may harm the patient.

          The chronology

          Three months ago, the victim suffered third degree burns on 70 percent of the body.

          Friday July 24 he joined the Institute of Chest with respiratory complications.

          Four days earlier had been discharged from the Burns Unit of Hospital de Cl?nicas.


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            Killed two people with symptoms of influenza A
            Pandemic. The victims were a man of peace and a woman from Santa Cruz. The first was positive to the virus and the second is awaiting analysis. If confirmed this would be the fourth in the region

            Roxana Escobar N.

            Health authorities in La Paz yesterday reported the death of an adult male, a native of Yungas, who was interned at the Institute of Thoracic and was carrying the virus of influenza A.
            According to the report provided by the National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, the patient did not die by influenza A, but as a consequence of the serious health problems for burns on his body, although he admitted that he was carrying the H1N1 virus, since that the evidence that he took were positive. "In this state of health that is easy to infect, not only of this virus, but any other, the cause of death has been their poor general condition," he said.
            The man, who died Friday night, had reached the Instituto del T?rax with respiratory failure due to injuries and infections appeared in 70% of his body, especially in the face. For this reason it could not be piped to relieve breathing difficulties, so a tracheotomy was performed to try to save his life, but more than made efforts to recover, he died.
            In this case, add four people died in La Paz who contracted influenza A. All had a history of sequelae or other diseases, said the head of the Epidemiology of La Paz, Franz Torrez. He also reported that five people are infected with the H1N1 virus that hospitalized two women in El Alto, one at the Institute of Thorax, the other in the hospital and the fifth in Arcoiris Patacamaya. "It's critical situation," he said.
            Meanwhile, in Santa Cruz saw the death of a woman who was interned in Melendres with clinical symptoms of influenza A, but is awaiting lab results to confirm whether it had the new flu. "They have taken the samples, because many deaths are caused by other bacteria or viruses, because there are over 200 types of viruses that cause primary pneumonia," said Chief of Epidemiology in Santa Cruz, Roberto Torrez. Apparently, the woman had no history of other disease.
            According Torrez, clinics are now reporting the deaths because they are doing follow-up. Check this case would be the fourth death in the Santa Cruz department and twelfth in the country.
            On the other hand, reported that Torrez was awaiting the results of the examination to a man, 27 years, who died in Tarija, and another 29 years of Capinota, Cochabamba, who died in hospital Viedma.
            To date, La Paz recorded 161 positive cases and 460 suspects awaiting results of laboratory samples.
            According to Martinez, is the plateau of the epidemic, ie low or no raises. "Cases are still increasing, but not at a speed that concerns us. The peak transmission is entering a decline, "he said.

            Four sites required items pledged
            Allocation of items to address the emergency and epidemic of influenza A and the provision of inputs are some of the elements that stands out the statement issued yesterday by four departmental health services in the country.
            Erwin Saucedo, director of the headquarters in Santa Cruz, said the department has so far received the items promised to address the pandemic and also by the growth of the Ministry of Health, as promised. "In the midst of the pandemic, the severity and Santa Cruz as the epicenter, there is no coordination with the central level, the health minister has disappeared," Saucedo said, adding that so far the region has not received any item like Beni, Pando and Chuquisaca.
            He also questioned the allocation of places for doctors employed by the Government, being that this is an award established by law that is the headquarters of Santa Cruz.
            On the other hand, indicated that the priority is to prevent more deaths from the virus, it has been determined to make some adjustments in the private health sector, as well as the three levels of public assistance. The important thing is the diagnosis and early treatment, he warned.

            Fewer respiratory infections
            Acute respiratory infections (ARI) have dropped enough in recent weeks, said the national chief of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez. He said that this is due to several factors, including the extension of school holidays in high season winter weather, which is improving, and people who are taking preventive measures so as not infected.
            However, he said that mortality from ARI in Bolivia remained high as in the rest of the developing countries, although in recent times have diminished and hence also the killing.
            The picture is different in Santa Cruz. In the first half so far this year have reported 16,000 cases of ARI, said the Chief of Epidemiology in Santa Cruz, Roberto Torrez.
            He added that the region is endemic in the corridor. In epidemiological week 23 and 24 was a high peak that coincided with the rise of the epidemic of influenza A. Is considered as a cause of death in children under five years and older than 65.
            A few months ago there was no laboratory tests for the virus in Bolivia, so no one could know what kind of virus or bacteria people died from pneumonia and telling. Now the CENETROP ago virological examinations.


            Continued delays in the processing of samples and lack of reagents, which is prioritizing the clinical and epidemiological approach to treat patients.

            It warned that only applies to people taking samples with acute respiratory infections (ARI), the IRA in addition to having difficulty breathing, people with IRA and are carrying a disease and pregnant women with chronic IRA. The rest, and if there is mild, symptomatic treatment applies to seasonal influenza and, if severe, Tamiflu.

            It has also been determined that the National Center for Tropical Diseases will not respond at night, but only by day and not attend to patients. The suspects must attend to the health center in their neighborhood


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              ABI F3271 15:52:50 03-08-2009
              1-S ABI: BOLIVIA-INFLUENZA

              Bolivia tenth reported death from influenza AH1N1

              La Paz, Aug 3 (ABI) .- The Ministry of Health on Monday reported the death of a man of 29 years in the department of Cochabamba, which rises to ten deaths from the influenza virus AH1N1 in Bolivia.

              "It has confirmed the new virus infection in the deceased. We have the first case of fatal infection in the department of Cochabamba," the National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez.

              The doctor said that was officially confirmed at the national level, three deaths in Santa Cruz, three in La Paz, Potos? in two, one on one in Cochabamba and Tarija, which makes a total of ten deaths. "

              For his part, Head of Epidemiology Department of Health Services (SEDES) from Cochabamba, Efrain Vallejo, reported that the tenth victim died in the Viedma Hospital in Cochabamba, due to respiratory complications from the presence of virus A.

              "He has already presented a high fever and respiratory failure on July 24, but recently was presented to the consultation 29. He started the treatment after five days, when it should do so within the first 48 hours of symptoms," he explained.

              Vallejo said that according to measures of prevention, Sedes tracks the rigorous environment of the patient, to verify if any of your relatives or friends have symptoms of infection with influenza AH1N1.

              "The observation will continue the following days," he concluded.
              CLM / RSL ABI


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                Suman 11 killed in Bolivia by influenza
                Tuesday, 04 August 2009

                04 August 2009 14:08 La Paz, Aug 4 (PL) With the death of a person 78 years of age in the eastern region of Santa Cruz, the number of deaths in Bolivia due to influenza A (H1N1) is rose to 11, requiring health authorities.

                According to the National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, the day before in Cochabamba (center) is the tenth fatality reported for this infection.

                The two new deaths are in addition to three in the department of Santa Cruz, La Paz into the same number, two in Potos? (southeast) and one in the southern Tarija.

                Martinez said that so far in the Andean nation have been 953 confirmed cases of the epidemic, 652 of them in Santa Cruz, 69 percent, which means that this area is the epicenter of the disease.

                The Ministry of Health and Sports now has 27 thousand medical treatments for influenza A, will buy 10 thousand more and get another 10 mil for the World Health Organization.

                Mgt / ga


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                  ABI F3318 15:54:42 04-08-2009
                  1-S ABI: BOLIVIA-INFLEUNZA

                  Suben eleven dead from the flu in Bolivia AH1N1

                  Santa Cruz, Aug. 4 (ABI) .- The Department of Health Services (SEDES) of Santa Cruz on Tuesday reported the death of a man of 78 years carrying the influenza virus AH1N1 and up to eleven fatalities by epidemic in Bolivia.

                  The director of Epidemiology SEDES, Roberto Torres, said that the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP) confirmed the presence of the virus died.

                  "Yesterday (Monday) in Santa Cruz died a man of 78 years who had breathing difficulties were complicated by his age and after being treated in two clinics, unfortunately I can not survive," he said.

                  The doctor explained that the department of Santa Cruz, so far, four deaths recorded by the influenza AH1N1.

                  "We're talking about four dead and that puts us with a mortality rate of 0.60% nationally," he said.

                  For its part, the National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, said that at the national level were confirmed, four deaths in Santa Cruz, three in La Paz, Potos? in two, one on one in Cochabamba and Tarija.

                  "These eleven people died and which identified the virus, but this does not mean that died because of the virus, because some had background disease," he explained.

                  Furthermore, Martinez said the Health Ministry extreme measures to get inputs, medicines and equipment to prevent more deaths from the virus and said that according to the epidemiological curve, Bolivia remains at a moderate level of transmission.

                  "We are at a level less severe than most neighboring countries, but we do not have to argue that we are well and we crossed arms, we are making every effort to have, for example, more ventilation," he concluded.
                  CLM / RSL ABI


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                    A doctor is the twelfth victim of the fatal influenza A
                    Pandemic. It is a resident of 23 years who were infected in Oruro

                    Deisy Ortiz |

                    A resident of Medicine, 23, originally from Oruro, became the twelfth victim of the fatal influenza A H1N1 in the country.
                    According to the report of the Ministry of Health, the doctor died yesterday afternoon at the Heart of Jesus Hospital La Paz, the official figure of deaths in the country rose to a dozen.
                    The national chief of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, reported that the patient was infected with the virus in Oruro, apparently while working at a hospital in that department. At first he was assisted in Oruro, but your picture has worsened as the July 16 had to be moved to La Paz.
                    The doctors made every effort to save his life, but died of acute respiratory failure a result of a pulmonary complication caused by new influenza.
                    "We have made every effort to recover, but unfortunately this was not possible. Let's do a tribute to this fellow, "said Health Minister Ramiro Tapia, who came to Santa Cruz yesterday to deliver biosecurity equipment to public hospitals.
                    The minister said that death was due to enhanced biosecurity measures in the hospital. In this respect, 1500 was the delivery of eye protection, N95 chinstrap 1500, 30 boxes of gloves, disinfectant gel 70 units and 200 doses of Tamiflu.
                    The national chief of Epidemiology explained that the resident was infected in Oruro is the first case of death in that department.
                    For its part, Santa Cruz holds four deaths, because the results were negative laboratory death occurred in a clinic built, while the case of clinical Melendres was discarded because the examinations were negative CENETROP, said the director of Epidemiology Locations of Santa Cruz, Roberto Torrez.
                    Peace recorded three deaths confirmed, Tarija one, Cochabamba, Potosi and one, two deaths.
                    Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported yesterday that the total number of infected in the world rose to 162,380 cases, with 1154 deaths. The stock, which was released yesterday, said that by the end of the pandemic will be 2,000 million affected.
                    WHO stated that there have been cases of influenza A in 168 countries on five continents. However, he clarified that this figure underestimates the actual number of affected, since countries no longer have the instructions to report each case and, besides, many people may have the virus without realizing it because of lack of symptoms.
                    Even if the virus is highly contagious, WHO maintains that effect is moderate.
                    According to the report released, the region most affected is that of the Americas, with 98,242 cases, of whom 1008 died.
                    We follow the Western Pacific, with 26,661 cases and 39 deaths; Europe, with 26,089 cases and 41 deaths, Southeast Asia, 9858 cases, 65 deaths, the Eastern Mediterranean, 1301 cases, one died and Africa, 229 cases.

                    Discusses temporary closure of educational
                    The Departmental Service of Health (Headquarters), in coordination with the Department of Education (Seduce), discusses the possible closure of some schools where there were cases of influenza A H1N1.
                    The measure was considered a root that some schools have had to take action because they were cases of children with influenza.
                    Yesterday, the school temporarily closed Trist?n Su?rez Roca course, as a school presented symptoms of influenza.
                    On Monday the private Cervantino, located in the Plan Tres Mil, had to send her home to a fourth grade student who had fever and respiratory disease, in order to be taken to a health center. Clinical examination of the doctor indicated that it was influenza A.
                    In this situation, the campus faculty and students yesterday made the task of disinfecting classrooms.
                    The head of Epidemiology Venues, Roberto Torrez, argued that apparently is not working to prevent the first filter to be applied to parents not to send the kids to school who have signs of respiratory disease and influenza.

                    To culminates months of vaccination
                    Health authorities reported that at the end of the month concludes vaccination against common flu in different health centers.
                    In a journey that was made by some health posts was found that the influx of people coming to get immunized is high.
                    In the health center Elvira Wunderlich, from July 16 to date, has vaccinated 800 people and there are still 200 doses, according to the charge of the vaccination area, Basilia Serrudo.
                    Meanwhile, the health center in Santa Rosita 40 people were immunized daily. There are still 180 doses.
                    The vaccine is indicated for people older than 18 years, considered at risk for having diabetes, being overweight, heart problems, asthma and other chronic diseases. They can not get pregnant mothers who are breastfeeding or allergic people.


                    - Vaccines. Novartis started trials of the vaccine against influenza A H1N1 in humans, while Sanofi-Aventis, the world leader in shots for the flu, will start testing in a few days, company officials reported. The launch of clinical trials is a key part of a comprehensive program of work carried out by pharmaceutical companies as it prepares a mass vaccination of people for the next month.

                    - Nicaragua. The number of infected with influenza A was 472, but so far have been reported killed, a fact attributed to medical visits.

                    - Infant mortality. Health Minister Ramiro Tapia said that in Bolivia the maternal and child mortality reported "serious loss of life indicators, compared with deaths from influenza A".


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                      Re: Fatalities total 12 in Bolivia


                      18:16 Bolivia maintains a moderate level of transmission
                      Eight of the 12 deaths in the country AH1N1 were disease-based

                      By Abi | - The Times - 8/08/2009

                      LA PAZ |

                      The Health Ministry said Saturday that eight of the 12 victims of fatal influenza AH1N1 in Bolivia was because they had the basic diseases that were complicated by the presence of the virus.

                      "Officially there are 12 deaths in the country we have the flu or influenza AH1N1 eight and had a background disease," remarked the head of the Influenza Program, Ren? Lenis.

                      Explained that the total victims, four were in Santa Cruz, four in La Paz, two in Potos?, Cochabamba in a one in Tarija. The latest victim died at a hospital in La Paz, Oruro had come from.

                      He explained that as prescribed by World Health Organization (WHO) there are differences between a patient who died with AH1N1 would be someone who had health problems before the virus, and the patient who died due AH1N1 that he is not suffering from any disease than the pandemic.

                      On the other hand, Lenis said the Health Ministry extreme measures to get inputs, medicines and equipment in order to avoid more deaths from the virus A.

                      He noted that in the coming days, Bolivia will have 40 respirators to prevent more deaths by acute respiratory problems.

                      Finally said that according to the epidemiological curve, Bolivia remains at a moderate level of transmission compared with other countries which have contracted the pandemic.


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                        Re: Fatalities total 13 in Bolivia


                        Suman 13 deaths from influenza A (H1N1) in Bolivia
                        Wednesday, 12 August 2009
                        August 11 2009, 19:07 La Paz, 11 ago (PL) With the death of a child of six years was raised to 13 the number of deaths in Bolivia by influenza A (H1N1), health authorities confirmed today.

                        The National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, confirmed to the Bolivian Information Agency that the child was placed in a private clinic in this city with symptoms of pneumonia and acute respiratory failure.

                        He said that the National Institute of Health Laboratories (INLASA) detected the presence of influenza A in children hospitalized since last Wednesday.

                        Martinez said that according to previous reports, the infant had no basis of disease.

                        Of the fatalities recorded so far by influenza in the Andean nation, four belong to the department of Santa Cruz, five to La Paz, Potos? two to one by one to Tarija and Cochabamba.

                        lac / to


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                          Re: Fatalities total 14 in Bolivia


                          Bolivia fourteenth reported death from the flu AH1N1

                          August 12 2009, 03:08

                          Santa Cruz - Bolivia .- The Department of Health Services (SEDES) from Santa Cruz on Wednesday reported the death of a woman who was carrying the influenza AH1N1 which amounts to the 14 fatalities from the virus in Bolivia.

                          "Yesterday at the end of day a woman died 46 years who was seen at a private clinic because he had a chronic basis, was diabetic and had a severe bronchopneumonia," said the director of Epidemiology SEDES, Roberto Torres.

                          The doctor said that the victim start antiviral treatment on Sunday, "but the disease is complicated to cause his death in San Juan de Dios hospital."

                          Bolivia recorded so far, 13 deaths from influenza AH1N1, five of them in Santa Cruz, La Paz in five, two in Potos?, Cochabamba on one, one in Tarija.

                          According to the Ministry of Health, most people had died of diseases that were complicated based on the presence of virus A.


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                            Re: Fatalities total 15 in Bolivia


                            ABI F3841 20:23:07 17-08-2009
                            1-S ABI: BOLIVIA-A-FLU DEATHS

                            Bolivia fifteenth reported death from the flu AH1N1

                            La Paz, Aug 17 (ABI) .- The Ministry of Health on Monday reported the death of a man 65 years of age infected with influenza virus AH1N1, which amounts to the 15 fatalities in Bolivia.

                            "It confirmed the death of a man of 65 years who had a background disease and diabetes that was carrying the pandemic," said Health Minister Ramiro Tapia.

                            According to the National Institute of Health Laboratories (INLASA) detected the presence of virus in the victim who died last week in the Hospital del T?rax de La Paz.

                            Bolivia recorded so far, 15 deaths from influenza AH1N1, five of them in Santa Cruz, six in La Paz, two in Potos?, Cochabamba and a one in Tarija.

                            Tapia said that most of the deceased persons had basic diseases were complicated by the presence of the virus A.

                            He stated that the epidemiological curve of a pandemic "remains stable because both hospitals and health centers do not report new cases, or suspected or confirmed cases."

                            He noted that to avoid more deaths from influenza AH1N1, the Ministry of Health purchased 20 mechanical ventilation in prevention of acute respiratory complications, which will be distributed to referral hospitals in the nine departments of Bolivia, according to the number of reported cases.

                            It also gave ten thousand doses of Tamiflu, a medicine only for the treatment of the virus, and a significant amount of reagents that were distributed to laboratories of the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP) based in Santa Cruz, and INLASA the Universidad Mayor de San Sim?n in Cochabamba, which initiated the rapid detection of the virus from the date.
                            CLM / RSL ABI


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                              Re: Fatalities total 16 in Bolivia


                              Ed Print COCHABAMBA LABORATORY WILL
                              16 killed in the country by the influenza A

                              By Eliana Ballivian - The Times - 18/08/2009
                              Testing for influenza A H1N1 cases equal to those of the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP) from Santa Cruz, will be held at the Universidad Mayor de San Sim?n (UMSS), Cochabamba, starting this Wednesday, then almost a month and a half wait.

                              The announcement was made yesterday by Health Minister Ramiro Tapia, during a delivery of reagents and supplies and while in the country reported two new deaths from influenza A, in both cases at the Hospital del T?rax de La Paz. 16 are already dead.

                              The laboratory located in areas of the powers of Biochemistry and Medicine, UMSS was ready for a month and half for testing so-called "real-time PCR, but not used it because it was expected that the laboratory CDC, Atlanta, to send the reagents necessary for its operation, as gift.

                              After fruitless waiting, the Government bought the reagents at a cost of nearly half a million Bolivians, through funds from the Departmental Service of Health (Headquarters) of Cochabamba, the head of administration confirmed Carlos Castro. Part of the resources used to operate the laboratory INLASA of La Paz, for the same purpose.

                              The head of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology Department, Rudy Parrado, said the lab has the capacity to process 20 PCR tests per day and who at the time, it has the possibility of 200 samples.

                              Parrado said that for the processing of samples, the laboratory will proceed with the same policy CENETROP analyzing only severe or chronic cases, the high global demand and a shortage of reagents.

                              Therefore, yesterday was also chinstrap and alcohol gel, with its own resources of the Prefecture of Cochabamba. Meanwhile, the Ministry took delivery of 70 doses of Tamiflu, 1500 eye protection for laboratory, 1,500 pairs of latex gloves, overalls 1500 and 1500 chinstrap, and four ventilators, of which two will go to the Viedma Hospital and two for the Children's Hospital.

                              Until now, accurately diagnose cases of the "swine flu" was required samples to Santa Cruz, the CENETROP where results delayed two weeks to be known, since it had more than 2 thousand cumulative evidence.

                              Now, just go to the laboratories of the UMSS, which also serve to analyze cases of dengue and can also provide their services to other towns in the interior, especially the West.

                              Due to the lack of reagents, the country is the only laboratory testing in these cases, serious and not all people who present with flu symptoms. But patients receiving Tamiflu gravity without waiting for laboratory confirmation.

                              Are two more dead

                              Among the weekend and yesterday rose to 16 the number of deaths from influenza A with the deaths of two men, one 65 and another 54 years at the National Thorax Institute in La Paz, according to the newspaper La Press.

                              The late 15th, as the National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, sought medical attention at an advanced stage of their illness, since it had suffered breathing difficulties and lower your immune defenses.

                              The number 16 was in addition to the new flu, had decompensated diabetes, which is part of the population vulnerable to evil.

                              The man of 65 died on August 13, but only on Sunday was confirmed by a lab report, which was a victim of influenza A.

                              To 54 years (the last died) ceased to exist yesterday afternoon, but before we knew who was carrying the virus of influenza A (H1N1).

                              The first died of influenza A was introduced in Bolivia in June 1st and so far more than a thousand patients who were positive to the new virus, according to the official report of the Ministry of Health.