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    Confirmed another death from influenza A and up to 21 fatal victims in Bolivia

    La Paz / ABI
    The Health Ministry confirmed Saturday the death of a 48-year-olds in the city of La Paz, infected with influenza virus AH1N1, rising to 21 the death toll in Bolivia.
    "So far we have 21 deaths which have been found infected with new virus. The latest death is for a male 48 years of La Paz, who died Aug. 27," the National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez .

    Other deaths

    Martinez said it still expected the results of eight deaths suspected virus infection: three in Potosi, Sucre and one in four in Tarija.
    He explained that the samples of the three cases of Potosi and Sucre will be processed on Monday at the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP), headquartered in Santa Cruz.
    He said the Departmental Health Service of Tarija, reported "only by telephone, that four suspicious deaths.
    The physician noted that nationally suspected cases of influenza AH1N1 amount to 1,400, of whom only 10% is positive.
    "In more than 14 thousand reported for the diagnosis of new influenza (AH1N1) confirmed that corresponded to this case only 10 percent, that's the situation," he said.
    She said that most cases are reported in the department of Santa Cruz, which remains the epicenter of the epidemic in Bolivia.
    To date, Bolivia officially reported 21 deaths from influenza AH1N1, eight were in La Paz, Santa Cruz five, two in Potos?, Tarija two, two in two in Oruro and Cochabamba.

  • #2
    Re: Bolivia - total 21 deaths


    Miercoles, Septiembre 02, 2009.

    A sixth victim dies four H1N1 remain valid and no reagents

    Yanet Pena Eliazar

    The Departmental Headquarters yesterday confirmed the death of the sixth victim of the influenza A to the town after the death of a 54 year old woman who was hospitalized in intensive care about two months ago in San Juan de Dios hospital. This same hospital has confirmed two additional deaths if death is from influenza A H1N1 and a third in a conscript to die in the clinic Cossmil (Military Social Insurance Corporation) that are highly suspect.
    Erwin Saucedo, Director of Venues, regret to announce the sixth victim who died early yesterday in San Juan de Dios hospital, "regarding the management of patients is also sixth death of five people killed in the city for A H1N1.
    He argued that this patient was hospitalized for a month in hospital with his positive case patient who had the basis of Chagas disease, "so we have two suspicious deaths which must be confirmed in the coming hours and a confirmed H1N1, There is also a case Cossmil intensive therapy is in serious condition with physical characteristics were obese with an underlying disease with respiratory failure and respiratory arrest that had to be hospitalized in intensive care to receive intubation and mechanical respiration " .
    He pointed out that these are new cases and confirmed another case of death, "we are working on the casing of oxygen to see how it's going to handle serious cases and finally the Japanese hospital patient who lost her baby because he had induction the fetus died and she is in critical condition, "all these patients have underlying disease are determinants for influenza aggravating pulmonary complications then taking them to death."
    In relation to the provision of reagents the Headquarters on Monday sent a note to the office of PAHO do the paperwork so lean, "this is a result of a laboratory that produces these oaks we send our requirements, we arrived in the city Part of the Headquarters of La Paz that the Minister Ramiro Tapia has 10 thousand kits to meet the test samples that have not been confirmed, but unfortunately so far not been the CENETROP, after the National Director of Epidemiology Mr Martinez promised to deliver what it deserves send to Santa Cruz.
    Saucedo noted that due to the delay of the arrival of the reagents of the Minister of Health the Departmental Headquarters is taking steps to Argentina to take as confirming cases, "we thank the actions being developed by our team of epidemiology at the school and monitoring begin the campaign of destruction of breeding grounds of dengue-6 District of the city. "


    • #3
      Re: Bolivia - total 23 deaths


      The confirmed deaths from bird to rise to 23 in the country
      Victims. Two women, one of La Paz and other Santa Cruz

      Deisy Ortiz D.

      Influenza A H1N1 has killed two other people in the country, so they already are 23 deaths from the virus. The new victims were two adult women, one of 54 years, reported in Santa Cruz, and another 50 years, signed in La Paz.
      Locations director of Santa Cruz, Erwin Saucedo, reported that the woman who died in Santa Cruz was hospitalized for 20 days in the San Juan de Dios hospital.
      The patient had tested positive for the virus in preliminary laboratory tests, performed when he started developing symptoms of the disease.
      For its part, the epidemiologist at the Headquarters of La Paz, Luzmery Ticona, said the other victim died Saturday in hospital clinics and laboratory analysis, which met yesterday, tested positive for influenza A.
      Furthermore, Saucedo reported that yesterday, in the early morning, also saw the death of an adult female, highly suspected of carrying the virus, and, in the morning, a man who had symptoms of evil and underlying disease (obesity).
      Currently up 15 suspected cases of death in the country awaiting confirmation, which occurred in Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Potosi and Tarija. They have not been studied because it has not yet CENETROP reagents to detect influenza A virus, said lab director, Jorge Vargas.
      The national chief of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, said that the substances have already been purchased by the central government and will be submitted as soon as possible.
      With regard to serious cases, Saucedo said yesterday Cossmil admitted to hospital a young man of 23 years, with severe clinical symptoms of influenza A, while in the intensive care stays in Japanese women, aged 25, who lost her baby, six months, apparently as a result of the virus.
      Some managers expressed concern that hospitals increasingly have more severe cases of influenza A, but recognize that there has been a slight decline of those affected.
      In this regard, Saucedo said the data show that the most likely to suffer complications are still those who have underlying diseases.
      On the other hand, said that in the early days of back to school has noticed a decline in school reporting suspected of carrying the virus, which means that the suspension of school activities allowed to cut the transmission of evil in this group population.
      Meanwhile in La Paz and Cochabamba are implementing the closure of schools to prevent the spread of the virus. Yesterday, the school suspended operations Banking, for three days before the announcement of the death of a girl, aged 8, who was allegedly fatality of pandemic flu.
      The managers of the school ensured that three days without classes will be used to disinfect the classrooms of the educational unit and strengthen prevention plans.
      For its part, the girl's father said the attending physician gave him the news that his daughter had died from respiratory problems because of the pandemic, so even forced him to leave the hospital with the body of his small a reduced time, as reported.
      In Cochabamba, some schools where positive cases were filed, they proceeded to the total closure of the establishment and other activities only paralyzed in a classroom, although they were temporary measures to carry out disinfection, said the director of the Cochabamba Venues, Rodrigo Heredia.
      In that department, the new virus has already been presented in 14, with one case each, according to the report of the health authorities.

      Evo denies having contracted the virus
      President Evo Morales yesterday said to be in good health and denied that he had infected with influenza A H1N1 after attending the UNASUR summit in the city of Bariloche Argentina, where he made contact with his Colombian counterpart, ?lvaro Uribe, who contracted the virus.
      "They did a check (doctor, after returning from the summit) and they told me I have nothing. I feel nothing. I have no problem, "said Morales, at countering claims of a lower-ranking official who reported that the president receive preventive treatment against evil.
      "I deeply regret that some official might mention in the broadcast media that I am in treatment, but I really do not feel anything," Chavez said.
      The National Director of Epidemiology, Eddy Martinez, said Morales started preventive treatment, called prophylaxis, using Tamiflu.
      Meanwhile, Colombian President ?lvaro Uribe, is recovering well from the disease and is expected to return next Thursday to normal activities, officials said. "The doctors say everything is going perfectly, we are confident that soon he can fully resume the agenda," his secretary of Information and Press, Cesar Mauricio Velasquez.
      Medics ruled that the Foreign Trade Minister Luis Guillermo Plata, and the commander of the Military Forces, Freddy Padilla, who contract the virus, while awaiting the results of examinations performed by Defense Minister Gabriel Silva. / ABI and AFP


      Be immunized for free
      Authorities in New York
      announced that in the coming months be vaccinated for free to the city's schoolchildren against influenza A H1N1 in an effort to address the new wave of viruses expected to arrive in the fall.
      The main measure announced was the vaccination, which takes place when the vaccine becomes available in October. / EFE

      Closed four schools
      A flu outbreak which affected 20% of students in four schools in San Jose de Chiquitos forced authorities to close these establishments for two days as a preventive measure and to proceed to a disinfecting classrooms. Germain Mayor Caballero agreed that the schools are closed, but said it was not for influenza A.

      There are 14 schools affected
      The influenza A virus H1N1 was introduced in 14 schools in Cochabamba, with one case each, from week 17 to 33 (from May to August 27), according to the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters); while the rest of the country is expected to confirm the causes of 15 deaths. Among the tragic effects of influenza A in the country, reported the death of a child in La Paz.

      Tolerate experimental vaccine
      The vaccine maker Novavax Inc. said its experimental anti-influenza immunization was well tolerated in mid-stage trials, which will allow progress to studies of end-stage test. He said his trivalent vaccine, which uses so-called virus-like particles generated strong immune responses against three influenza strains, including the A H1N1. / Reuters

      Puerto Rico
      Reduced number of affected
      Puerto Rico Health Secretary, Lorenzo Gonzalez, said he reduced the number of cases of influenza A, according to official figures where the disease was the cause, so far, 33 deaths. "There has been a progressive decrease and this reflects the consistency and insistence of strategies to decrease transmission," he said.
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        Re: Bolivia - total 24 deaths


        Thursday, Septiembre 03, 2009.

        Seventh death in Santa Cruz for Influenza A added 24 in Bolivia

        Yanet Pena Eliazar

        On Venues confirmed the death of the seventh victim of Influenza A in the city, a child who came from the village of Miners with all the symptoms of Influenza and lack of reagents throughout the country is that only confirmed death from CENETROP A H1N1. The child was rushed to Santa Cruz after several days he had symptoms in their locality, has no underlying disease and died from the virus.
        Carmen Mollinedo, Head of Influenza A H1N1 Venues confirmed the death of this child by the influenza virus and for women of 54 years who was hospitalized in intensive care for about 45 days the same hospital. This same hospital has confirmed two additional deaths if death is from influenza A H1N1.
        The case of conscript who was transferred this morning clinic Cossmil (Military Social Security Corporation) at San Juan de Dios hospital in the intensive care unit at the seriousness of his case is highly suspicious that the results will be presented today by CENETROP the Headquarters.
        Mollinedo regretted having to announce the seventh victim who died two weeks ago to six year old child was rushed to the hospital Mining town of San Juan de Dios, "as the management of patients death is seventh addition to the five killed in the city for a total A H1N1 in the city of seven cases.
        He noted that these are two of the new cases are confirmed, "we are working on the casing of oxygen to see how they will handle serious cases and finally the Japanese hospital patient who lost her baby after induction because he had the fetus died and she is in critical condition, "all these patients have underlying disease are determinants for influenza aggravating pulmonary complications then taking them to death."
        He explained that the CENETROP are approximately five thousand samples for laboratory cases of Influenza A, "at this time are being processed for analysis and we will give the answer today is why strengthening hospitals with all that is the rate inputs and human resources to provide timely care cases especially in tertiary hospitals.
        Reported that our laboratory are being institutionalized patients who have underlying disease and other complications of patients cumbersome, "such as obese patients are those cases which the sample is taken and the other cases will be handled clinically epidemiologic investigation because 90% of our who are awaiting the results tables have been mild and completely healthy. "


        • #5
          Re: Bolivia - total 29 deaths


          ABI F4690 21:51:35 03-09-2009


          Latest test results down 29 dead from bird AH1N1 in Bolivia

          La Paz, Sep 3 (ABI) .- health health authorities received a report on Thursday pending laboratory which found the death of seven people with influenza AH1N1 bringing to 29 the number of victims with the pandemic in Bolivia.

          "Those killed in the last report of 17 to 29 August at 29, two in Cochabamba, nine in La Paz, two in Oruro, Potosi six, eight and two in Santa Cruz Tarija", detailed the National Director of Epidemiology Rene Lenis.

          He said that since the beginning of the epidemic in Bolivia, in the month of April, "have been investigated 15. 236 epidemiological alerts on nine departments.

          "Of these, 1521 have yielded positive results, almost 70% in the department of Santa Cruz in La Paz and Cochabamba 25% and the remaining 5% in other departments of Pando except where so far not been identified any case, "he said.

          He noted that the epidemiological curve of the pandemic in the country "is not going up" and remains in a steady level, with a tendency to fall.

          "But what if it is increasing is critical cases requiring hospitalization requiring intensive care unit and mechanical ventilation in some cases," he said.

          He stated that patients with acute respiratory belatedly come to the hospital "and more effort is made there are sometimes fatal.

          He said that when a person has symptoms suggestive of virus, with some underlying condition that reduces the immune defenses of the patient, health personnel should provide Tamiflu, exclusive to the epidemic.

          "They can be diseases like heart, lungs, asthma, diabetes, cancer and HIV / AIDS or any disease that causes a decline in defenses that person to the patient should be medicated without previous laboratory results," he said.

          In addition, the physician sued the medical personnel who "ask for tests for patients who really require it, to avoid the lack of reagents and supplies for the pandemic.

          "Not everyone will require suspicious sample that depends on the clinical criteria for physicians, in some cases do not require laboratory results to start treatment," he insisted.

          Lenis said that the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP) based in Santa Cruz and the National Institute of Health Laboratories (INLASA), both reference laboratories to diagnose the virus have reagents and supplies sufficient to process the samples.
          clm / rsl ABI


          • #6
            Re: Bolivia - total 30 deaths


            Ed Print DIES AUGUST 25
            Influenza A: girl in Tarija raises the dead at 30

            On Writing Central - The Times - 5/09/2009

            The Health Ministry confirmed last night the death of a girl of six years by the influenza A virus H1N1, whose death occurred last Aug. 25 at a hospital in Tarija, bringing to 30 the death toll in Bolivia.

            The information was provided by the national chief of Influenza, Ren? Lenis, who said that remain to be confirmed at the National Center for Tropical Diseases (CENETROP), seven deaths reported in several departments.

            Also, positive were discarded as seven cases of deaths, of which three are from El Alto, a La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija and Sucre.

            Tarija rises to three deaths from influenza A, Santa Cruz eight, six Potosi, La Paz, Cochabamba and Oruro nine and two cases each.

            So far, the cumulative nationwide 1563 positive cases, of which 1093 are in Santa Cruz 302 La Paz, seven Beni, six Chuquisaca, and 20 to Oruro, Potosi and Tarija each. Cochabamba still reports 87 cases positive.

            Meanwhile, the approach of the rainy season raised fears that the emergence of dengue are crossing with the pandemic of influenza A H1N1, in the worst case, could lead to flu-like symptoms with hemorrhagic manifestations, particularly in areas most are endemic tropical Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.

            The authorities of the Headquarters of Santa Cruz, which is considered a very complicated epidemiological time, said her manager, Erwin Saucedo, who predicts that admission to the spring with high temperatures will cause dengue and influenza A aggravate the impact on population.

            People do not learn

            In Cochabamba, the departmental director of Health, Rodrigo Heredia, said that efforts to prevent dengue began on July 30 with the destruction of mosquito breeding in Villa Tunari.

            Hall complained that people who this year participated in cleanup campaigns in that area, did not implement what they learned and continued to build water tanks in disused tires and other utensils, which favors the hatching of mosquito eggs.

            "We plan a cleanup in the tropics but not yet, and meanwhile, we spoke with the municipalities in the tropics to begin to organize their preventive measures," said Hall, adding that so far not a single case of dengue, or even suspicious.


            • #7
              Re: Bolivia - total 33 deaths


              Bolivia with 33 deaths from influenza
              Written by Mario Hubert Garrido
              Thursday, September 10th, 2009
              September 10, 2009, 12:12 Image activate it Paz, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's health authorities confirmed Saturday that the death toll rose to 33 due to influenza A (H1N1).

              Speaking to private television TAP, the national director of epidemiology, Ren? Lenis, said that the three latest deaths are a woman who died of TB as a disease basis, another 50 years also in Santa Cruz (East), and one child six years in the city of Cochabamba (center).

              To date, the South American nation a few thousand records confirmed cases, although in recent weeks shows the declining trend of the virus, he said.

              He explained that 72 per cent of infections in Bolivia is located in Santa Cruz remains the epicenter of the epidemic. This, he said, can do to lower our guard, but we saw that people are not washing their hands and does not meet recommendations as covering your mouth and avoid massive attendance at events indoors.

              He also claimed that the three designated laboratories for testing of the disease have supplies and reagents for their work.

              Lenis forward to make efforts to get more drugs against a possible second wave of disease.

              ef ga
              Last Updated (Thursday, September 10th, 2009)


              • #8
                Re: Bolivia - total 33 deaths

                Saturday, September 12th, 2009

                Venues confirmed 10 deaths from flu

                On Venues are 10 confirmed deaths in Santa Cruz, seven in the city, one in Yacuiba, one in Vallegrande and the last in Santa Rosa del Sara.
                Roberto T?rrez Venues Epidemiology Chief confirmed that the victims are 10 Influenza A H1N1 in Santa Cruz, "eight in the city and two in rural areas, one in Vallegrande specifically in the town of Wheat Field and the latter in Santa Rosa del Sara, this is the last two cases we are confirming that their results were pending.
                He noted that this winter influenza disease will continue to decline, "because it still has not finished completing the phase of the pandemic and will also become so endemic in the country for two or three years, we are working on intubation of oxygen to see how they will handle serious cases, these patients have underlying disease are determinants for influenza aggravating pulmonary complications then taking them to death. "
                He explained that they came to CENETROP reagents are being used for severe cases and suspected Influenza A, "at this time are giving priority to serious cases and patients with underlying diseases."


                • #9
                  Re: Bolivia - total 36 deaths


                  A/H1N1 influenza deaths do not stop and rise to 36

                  September 12, 2009, 07:22

                  La Paz - Bolivia .- The elderly patient admitted to the university hospital with symptoms of influenza A/H1N1 died from respiratory complications yesterday, confirmed the director of that hospital, Eduardo Chavez.

                  Although the National Epidemiology Unit not confirm the data, with this new case, the fatalities from the virus in the country up to 36.

                  According to Chavez, the patient was transferred 70 years last week Holand?s Bolivian hospital of El Alto with a clinical sensitivity, for which he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where he remained for eight days.

                  Doctors at the hospital determined that the person had bilateral pneumonia and acute respiratory failure, although Chavez said at the time of death was unknown who was infected with the deadly virus.

                  "The patient sample to the National Institute of Health Laboratories was sent eight days ago, but since the test result did not arrive, we went to collect," he said.

                  Yesterday afternoon, the head of the Epidemiology Unit of the hospital, Carmen Ovando, told El Diario that the laboratory analysis of the deceased, tested positive for the new influenza A/H1N1.

                  Chavez explained that this new death confirms that the hospital receives patients with severe complications, as the case of the girl transferred from a clinic in a taxi without necessary preventive measures.

                  OTHER CASES

                  Currently, the teaching hospital are detained seven people with sensitive diagnoses, of which three are carrying the H1N1 flu virus.

                  One of these positive cases is the doctor, whose state of health, said of Chavez, will develop favorably, with the supply of Tamiflu, the only medication indicated for these cases.

                  The ratio of deaths to influenza A/H1N1 in Bolivia is as follows: La Paz (11), with more cases department, Santa Cruz (10), Cochabamba (4), Potos? (6), Tarija (3), Oruro (2 ), Beni and Chuquisaca not report any death, while Pando recorded no positive case.


                  Earlier, the head of the Influenza Program at the Ministry of Health and Sports, Rene Leniz said the disease affects more young people, under 30 years of age.

                  This is evidenced by the closure in recent weeks, several colleges and some universities and career schools.

                  As a matter of Leniz, suspected cases, positive and even deaths are increased by the neglect of measures of prevention of influenza A/H1N1.

                  Indeed, in some cases, patients present late to health facilities.

                  However, the recent death of an elder in the teaching hospital, confirmed that the deadly virus does not distinguish age because so far in the country also killed several children.

                  The National Epidemiology Unit, on the instructions of the World Health Organization (WHO) and reported no positive cases, so it is estimated that the amount of over 1,500 infected.
                  The Journal


                  • #10
                    Re: Bolivia - total 36 deaths


                    Influenza A causes another death and dengue reported affected
                    Prevention. All ready for minga this weekend in the Plan

                    Paura Rodriguez Leyton
                    A man, 54, resident of the Los Chacos, who arrived in critical condition Monday at San Juan de Dios hospital and died on Tuesday night became the 36th fatality of influenza A H1N1 in Bolivia .

                    According to the medical report, the patient tested positive for novel influenza test and apparently had no underlying disease. When he was hospitalized was in severe respiratory failure that caused his death. The patient was in critical condition over a week ago but was not led to any health center by his family due to lack of money.

                    In this regard, the authorities of the Departmental Service of Health (Headquarters) recommended seeking medical help, as in the case of influenza A, the care and treatment are free in the public system.

                    The Epidemiology department head, Robert T?rrez reiterated that during this and the previous week, the curve of cases of influenza A H1N1 dropped to a level similar to that recorded at the beginning of the pandemic, and considered that the change of season it remain low. However, asked people not to leave care, as the virus remains in the environment. He warned this would certainly have serious cases. At this point coincided with the Japanese hospital director, Jose Carlos Camacho, who asked the public to continue with preventive measures, since this center still arrive ill patients.

                    Yesterday it was learned that the clinic Urbari someone is ill with influenza A, which at the request of his family and Venues intervention began receiving Tamiflu only after three days of his hospitalization.

                    Paradoxically, while the patients of influenza A decrease in recent days began to report patients with dengue fever in hospitals Hernandez Vera, Villa Primero de Mayo; Virgen Milagrosa, the Plan Tres Mil, in the health center La Colorada ( South Zone), the National Health Fund and the Japanese hospital.

                    The Dengue Program Director of Venues, Neysi Surriabre, confirmed 12 cases of classic dengue, of which two are from Yapacan?, two of San Julian and the rest of the capital Santa Cruz. He expressed his concern over being given the overlap of symptoms, fever made people believe that this is influenza A when it might be dengue.

                    The pharmaceutical Recalcine 173,108 donated to Venues and 6,200 capsules of paracetamol suppositories for children, for the treatment of dengue.

                    Pail?n suspended classes for the virus

                    In the town of Pail?n no classes today and tomorrow will be because it presented a positive case of influenza A H1N1 in school May 27, informed authorities of the place. This is a second grade boy who had already received medical treatment concerned and is out of danger, they said.

                    District Director of Education, Miguel Canido, said the decision was made jointly by all authorities, to prevent the virus from spreading and to devote these days to disinfection of seven educational institutions and the destruction of breeding mosquitoes dengue.

                    Canido noted that providing for the return to classes next Monday.
                    Moreover, in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, this weekend, municipal and prefectural governments will work on cleaning the 8th district covering 176 districts that make up the Plan Tres Mil. The activity will cover the garbage collection. According to information from Headquarters, in this area, over 80% of the waste are conducive to the formation of mosquito larvae, but also be easy to dismiss. In the first months of this year, dengue caused 25 deaths and affected more than 61,000 people across the country. 30% of those affected are concentrated in neighborhoods of the Plan.


                    • #11
                      Re: Bolivia - total 36 deaths


                      Two people died with influenza A in Sucre

                      Health Authorities from Chuquisaca recommended today "remain vigilant" on prevention measures against influenza A, known officially after the diagnosis of two patients who died in recent days in hospitals in the city of Sucre, and whose clinical analysis disclosed ratified that were infected with the virus.

                      The Chief Epidemiologist Departmental Health Service (SITES), said that people should go to extremes to prevent transmission resources, it recommended more rigorous hygiene and care of patients suspected.

                      These two deaths, which occurred almost simultaneously, constitute the first two that occur because of the disease in the department of Chuquisaca, which hitherto had remained free of fatal cases with relatively low rates of infection.

                      The epidemiology chief acknowledged that the news has been alarmed health authorities, which immediately convened meetings with directors of all health centers to take perhaps more stringent preventive measures.

                      According to these reports, two patients died, one woman aged 49, received medical treatment at Hospital Santa Barbara, where they were being treated for pneumo-broncho-pulmonitis. The deaths are happened last weekend.

                      Patino noted that in the coming hours will be available to detail the strategies to be implemented in health facilities, especially where it seeks to provide more information and awareness of a dedicated agency working more because of the first two deaths occurring in the city and in the department. Sucre, ANF


                      • #12
                        Re: Bolivia - total 39 deaths


                        Have 39 deaths from influenza A (H1N1) in Bolivia
                        Friday, September 18th, 2009

                        September 18, 2009, 08:34 La Paz, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's health authorities confirmed Monday the death of three persons, with which the death toll in the country rose to 39 due to influenza A (H1N1) .

                        The cases, two in the city of Sucre (Chuquisaca) and one in Cochabamba, were reported by the respective State Health Services (SITES).

                        The number of death from influenza could be increased when studies confirmed a third death in Sucre, which corresponds to a patient from Potosi.

                        According HEADQUARTERS of Chuquisaca, the two deaths occurred over the weekend almost simultaneously and in both cases confirmed the presence of influenza virus A.

                        In Cochabamba, the health authority reported the death of a man aged 31, who was carrying, as underlying disease, bacterial and viral pneumonia.

                        To date, Bolivia recorded a few thousand 500 suspected cases in recent weeks but shows the declining trend of the virus.

                        lac / to


                        • #13
                          Re: Bolivia - total 40 deaths


                          ABI F5437 21:28:54 18-09-2009
                          1-S ABI: BOLIVIA-FLU A

                          40 deaths from influenza A in Bolivia (official)

                          La Paz, Sep 18 (ABI) - The Ministry of Health reported on Friday, based on recent reports of laboratory reports that Influenza A had already claimed the lives of 40 people in Bolivia, most of them terminally ill cardio respiratory and chronic illnesses.

                          "To date we have 40 deaths that are five to Cochabamba, once to La Paz, Oruro two, six in Potosi, once in Santa Cruz, two and three in Tarija, Chuquisaca," the National Director of Epidemiology, Ren? Lenis

                          Lenis said the cause of the deaths is because patients with acute respiratory belatedly come to the hospital "and more effort is made there are sometimes fatal.

                          On the other hand, explained that all cases of HIV carriers, 69% are for the department of Santa Cruz, 20% at La Paz, Cochabamba 5% and the remaining is distributed among other departments in Bolivia.

                          According to a study by the Ministry of Health, the pandemic strikes mainly people aged under 30.

                          "The male that is being affected in 52% and 48% females," he said.

                          However, Lenis said "the epidemiological trend of Influenza A is falling according to the rates of infection since the first cases were filed.

                          "First we must not lower our guard. We're seeing that people do not wash their hands frequently, do not meet the label of the cough, sneezes without covering his nose and mouth with a handkerchief," lamented
                          clm / cc ABI


                          • #14
                            Re: Bolivia - total 41 deaths


                            There are 41 deaths from flu in the country

                            By Red Leader - Agency - 19/09/2009

                            Red Leader

                            With the death of a woman in La Paz and Santa Cruz man, the dead of influenza A H1N1 in the country added 41. Until last Thursday, the cases had reached 39 with the certification of four new cases: two in Chuquisaca, one in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.

                            The national chief of epidemiology, Ren? Lenis, confirmed yesterday the death of a woman, 38, who was pregnant with twins, who joined the Mother and Child hospital in La Paz on 5 September and died six days later. He said that their examinations were positive for influenza and that his condition was complicated by her pregnancy.

                            Meanwhile, in Santa Cruz, responsible Venues Influenza Program, Carmen Mollinedo, officially the death of a patient, aged 53, early yesterday morning in the Japanese hospital. The patient suffered from diabetes and had been hospitalized since Aug. 25.

                            With the new data are recorded 11 deaths in La Paz, 12 in Santa Cruz, six in Potosi, Cochabamba five, three in Tarija, Chuquisaca and two by two in Oruro.

                            Furthermore, it confirmed the first positive case of influenza A in Pando, which also announced the closure of the University Amazon until next September 22. Pando was to the previous week, the only department free of influenza A.
                            Bajan cases

                            Nevertheless, Lenis reiterated that the number of cases affected by the virus is falling across the country, but paradoxically increased deaths because those infected are not going to time to health facilities.

                            He said several of the dead arrived in critical condition in seeking medical help.

                            He asked that especially people who have an underlying disease like diabetes, hypertension, heart or kidney problems, asthmatic, obese or pregnant should seek medical advice if you have the first symptoms of influenza A H1N1, such as fever higher than 38 degrees and muscle aches.


                            In the past month have confirmed four cases of dengue fever in the region of Santa Cruz.

                            Tapia Minister expressed concern about the possibility of occurrence of an outbreak of dengue fever on the eve of the start of the rainy season in the country.

                            He warned that if a new epidemic, most cases correspond to the hemorrhagic variety, which can be fatal and occurs when a person is infected a second time.

                            The next week will launch a prevention campaign throughout Bolivia.


                            • #15
                              Re: Bolivia - total 46 deaths


                              Totals 46 patients died from influenza in Bolivia
                              Saturday, September 26th, 2009

                              September 25, 2009, 22:20 La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's Health Minister, Ramiro Tapia, confirmed today that so far the influenza A (H1N1) killed 46 people in the country, although the epidemiological curve declines by 40 percent, he said.

                              Since the last report, issued last Wednesday, five people were killed, of which two are for the department of La Paz to Oruro and three said Tapia.

                              He said that the analysis of the victims were processed at the National Center of Tropical Diseases in Santa Cruz and the National Institute of Health Laboratories, in this city government headquarters.

                              He added that health authorities take preventive measures before the second onslaught of influenza A scheduled for next October.

                              According to official statistics, Santa Cruz has 12 deaths from influenza, La Paz registers 13, six in Potosi, Cochabamba five, three in Tarija, Oruro five and as many in Chuquisaca.

                              The National Director of Epidemiology, Ren? Lenis, asked the population to remain vigilant against evil and continue with preventive measures to avoid spreading the virus.

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