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Ninth reported case of influenza A (H1N1) in Bolivia
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010, 07:01 La Paz, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Health and Sports confirmed today the ninth case of influenza A (H1N1) in the country, whose carrier is recovering satisfactorily in a private clinic Santa Cruz (east).

The Chief Epidemiologist of the ministry of state, Ren? Lennis, reported that a woman is 48 years old.

It is a non-dose of flu vaccine, and have complications of obesity and breast cancer, would be the ninth case of 935 suspects that exist throughout the country, he said.

He clarified that the patient began to feel ill on July 11 and presented the symptoms of influenza, 16 had their medical practice in recent days and his picture was complicated, so it should be moved to intensive care.

He had no contact with foreigners and also went outside, she is in intensive care at a private clinic in the city of Santa Cruz, has already received treatment and progressing well, he said.

So far the disease were confirmed with six patients in the capital Santa Cruz, two in Beni (northeastern) and one in Cochabamba (center).

Last year in the Andean nation reported more than two thousand five hundred confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) and 59 deaths were recorded.

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