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  • #16
    Re: Bolivia - total 47 deaths


    Death toll from influenza A rises to 47 with the death of a woman
    Updated 29/09/2009

    The Times and The Duty .- The health authorities have confirmed a new death from influenza A in Cochabamba, bringing the death toll of the pandemic added 47. Meanwhile in the capital of the valley, at least 31 educational units reported positive cases of the disease, so some were closed.

    According to information from the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) from La Paz, another five deaths are under investigation and, pending the outcome of the analysis, can be attributed to novel influenza.

    For health authorities, this situation is of concern because although the number of new cases of influenza A tends to decrease, not the case with patients who come in serious condition to seek medical assistance.

    The national chief of epidemiology, Ren? Lenis, confirmed the death of a woman of 22 years in Cochabamba, which occurred at a private clinic.

    The education authorities of Cochabamba confirmed the emergence of the virus in at least 31 schools and warned the heads of all educational institutions with sanctions if they divulge information on suspicious cases.

    One positive case was confirmed in the Don Bosco school and two suspects at the American Institute, which is why they both closed their doors.


    • #17
      Re: Bolivia - total 54 deaths


      Swine flu deaths rise to 54 in Bolivia
      The Associated Press

      LA PAZ - Eight people died in Bolivia as a result of swine flu, bringing the number of deaths from the disease in the country rose to 54, reported on Tuesday.

      Ren? Lenis, National Epidemiology director, told reporters that "five deaths were recorded in La Paz, one in (the nearby city) of El Alto and another in (the central region) of Cochabamba."

      The Health Ministry confirmed that the infected with swine flu in Bolivian territory exceeded 1,600.


      • #18
        Re: Bolivia - total 55 deaths


        Influenza A causes another death in La Paz and the country added 55

        A man of 33 years is the fatal victim of H1N1 influenza A number 55 in the country and No. 21 in La Paz, the department with the largest number of deaths caused by the pandemic.
        The information was made official by Rene Lenis, national chief of Epidemiology, which concluded that the patient died at Sacred Heart Hospital in El Alto.
        The director of the Clinical Hospital of La Paz, Eduardo Chavez, said they continue to await the analysis of a man (60) who died on Monday, suffering from double pneumonia and respiratory failure. He noted that the average number of patients coming to this center with symptoms of influenza A is 15 per day.
        Meanwhile in Santa Cruz, Roberto T?rrez, Chief Epidemiologist of the Departmental Service of Health (Headquarters), said that the decline of cases continues and until yesterday there were only four Japanese interned in the hospital.
        In addition, yesterday the Health Minister Ramiro Tapia said that Bolivia would buy more than one million vaccinations against influenza A, which will be distributed free to the people.
        Tapia said that in the campaign against the new influenza vaccination priority given to people with chronic illnesses, the elderly and health personnel.
        In turn, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report yesterday stating that cases of influenza A in the world came to 343,298 and deaths to at least 4108, according to EFE.


        • #19
          Re: Bolivia - total 56 deaths


          Bolivia recorded 56 deaths from influenza
          mi?rcoles, 07 of 2009 of octubre

          07 of October 2009, 16:56 La Paz, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's health authorities confirmed the death in this city, the seat of government, two others due to influenza A (H1N1), which amounts to 56 the number of deaths across the country.

          According to the National Epidemiology director, Rene Lenis, department reported 22 deaths in La Paz, 11 in Santa Cruz, Potos? and Cochabamba with six each, five in Oruro, Tarija with four and two in Chuquisaca.

          Also warned of the need to provide Tamiflu to patients suspected as a duty of care centers that are providing this service for free.

          Lenis said Wednesday that await laboratory results of eight cases to establish if the cause of their deaths is influenza.

          lac / ga


          • #20
            Re: Bolivia - total 56 deaths


            Decreased reports of cases of influenza A/H1N1 in hospitals

            October 17, 2009, 06:49

            La Paz - Bolivia .- The National Epidemiology Unit reported that in the week ending no more positive cases were reported dead or influenza A/H1N1 in the country, so fatalities remain at 56. Reports of major hospitals in the country and large confirm the information.

            "In the preceding days, no cases of influenza A/H1N1, thus confirming that the disease was controlled, although the risk is latent in the second wave," said acting chief of the National Epidemiology Unit, Ren? Leniz.

            In this situation, and that in the weeks after epidemiological 28-31 was very aggressive virus, the pandemic was admitted to a gradual degree of moderation, until it fell, according Epidemiology.

            Although Leniz, said the number of deaths, preventive measures should not be lowered.

            Since the outbreak of evil in the country last May, there were 56 deaths with influenza A/H1N1 under the following relationship by department: La Paz (22), Santa Cruz (11), Cochabamba (6), Potos? (6) , Oruro (5), Tarija (4) and Chuquisaca (2).

            In contrast, the number of people infected with the virus exceeded 2,200, being Santa Cruz, the region with the highest incidence.

            "The report given by the teaching hospital of La Paz and Cochabamba Viedma realize that in recent days reported no new cases of influenza A/H1N1 and Santa Cruz reported attending to patients with minor symptoms," said Leniz.

            However, reported cases of acute respiratory infections still maintain some degree of impact due to climate change and high winds.

            BENIGN VIRUS

            Reports from international media, amplified statements by the Minister of Health of Mexico, Jose Angel Cordova, in the sense that influenza A/H1N1 "benign" and that their ability to spread and mortality is similar to seasonal flu, so there should be no cause for alarm.

            "Influenza H1N1 is a benign disease caused by a virus 'cousin' of the seasonal" Cordova said during the inauguration of the First International Congress of Nursing.

            The minister said that the H1N1 flu is a disease that "although new, has similarity to the seasonal, with which we lived for several years."

            He added that this virus caused panic and fear naturally expected because of an outbreak of avian influenza virus, which is much more serious because of its high lethality.

            On these findings the Acting Head of the National Epidemiology Unit, agreed that there were no more deaths as bird flu and the most important thing is to take preventive measures to avoid further infections.
            The Journal