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    10/07/2009 - 15h55

    Girl, 11 years is the first fatal victim of swine influenza in S?o Paulo
    Rosanne D'Agostino
    From UOL News
    In Sao Paulo

    A girl of 11 years who died at the end of June is the first fatal victim of avian A (H1N1) in S?o Paulo State, informed the Secretariat of Health of the State this Friday. This is the second death related to the disease in Brazil - the first was a truck driver in Rio Grande do Sul

    The girl was hospitalized in a private hospital in Osasco and died on June 30. Two days before the girl felt abdominal pain and vomiting, with symptoms of the disease and was referred to the health unit.

    Eventually released and returned with signs of septic shock the day he died because of a cardiorespiratory arrest. The swine flu was confirmed only after death.

    The parents of the girl, her brother and a person close also showed signs of disease, but are good. The family is middle class and the children are enrolled in public schools, informed the Secretary of Health, Luiz Roberto Barradas Barata. He said the way the girl is contaminated is under investigation.

    "We believe this was not the cause of death, but the flu helped it reduce the immune system, which was already compromised," the secretary said in press conference. He said the child suffered from other problems, including pneumonia, and has had low immunity.

    The Secretary said that nothing will change on the policy to combat the disease in S?o Paulo. "The case shows that the state is on alert," he said.

    According to relatives, the child does not go abroad nor had contact with patients with symptoms of influenza. On July 1, a brother of the child of 7 years, showed symptoms of flu and was taken to the Emilio Ribas Institute to be hospitalized in isolation. He was discharged with recommendation for home insulation.

    Number of cases

    The State of S?o Paulo registered so far 457 new cases of influenza. In total, five people are hospitalized. Following two in serious condition in ICU - one in the capital and another inside.

    The result of the analysis in the child who died was ready on July 8 and was rechecado on 10. The Ministry of Health will be notified about it in this Friday, said the Secretariat.

    Earlier, the Health Minister Jose Gomes Tempor?o, announced in Porto Alegre, the emergency release of $ 2 million to combat swine flu in Rio Grande do Sul The resources will be used to treat patients suspected of contamination and may be more according to need of the state.

    Tempor?o ensured that the progress of the disease in Brazil, it counts 977 cases so far, will not change the strategy to fight the Ministry of Health "There is no evidence of a sustained increase of the transmission [of disease] now in the country. We continue with our policy of containment, although we can not exclude the possibility of an epidemic, "he said.


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    Re: Brazil - 2nd dead - 11yo girl


    Google translation:
    FORWARDING-Brazil confirms second death from H1N1 influenza
    10 Jul 2009 18:08

    (Forward to remove reference to age of the girl killed in second paragraph)

    SAO PAULO, July 10 (Reuters) - Brazil on Friday, the second confirmed death from the H1N1 virus in the country, a girl of 11 years in the state of Sao Paulo who had died on June 30.

    She died six hours after being taken to a particular hospital and two days after experiencing the first symptoms, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

    The father, mother and brother of the girl, plus a friend, were also infected with H1N1 influenza, told the Health Secretariat of Sao Paulo, adding that the family did not report having traveled abroad.

    The Ministry of Health said that it investigates how the family contracted the disease.

    The first death due to the new flu occurred in Brazil last month in the state Rio Grande do Sul The patient, aged 29, had spent seven days in Argentina, where previously known as swine flu has caused at least 82 dead.

    The Brazilian Health Ministry on Friday confirmed 52 new cases of H1N1 flu in the country, bringing the total infected in 1027.

    "Almost all these patients were discharged or are in the process of recovery," said ministry.

    Of the cases registered in the country, 57.6 percent were patients who were infected abroad. The main site of infection is Argentina, with 359 pollutants.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) considers to Argentina, United States, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Australia and the United Kingdom as a country with sustained transmission of the disease.

    (By Hugo Bachega and Fabio Murakawa; Published in Spanish Javier Leira)