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    At least 11 people have did in an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus in northern Chile, where the rate of infection is more than six times higher than the rest of the country, authorities said.
    ?The average across the country is 24 patients per 100,000 residents, but in Tarapaca, in the past week, the rate was 148 patients per 100,000 residents,'' Medical Association president Enrique Paris said.
    Meanwhile, Health Minister Jaime Manalich announced he will travel today to the region 1,900 kilometers north of Santiago near the border with Bolivia.
    The minister also said some 115,000 vaccines will be sent to immunize the population of 300,000.--AFP

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    Re: 11 die in Chile H1N1 flu outbreak

    Long lines to get vaccinated against H1N1 in Iquique

    Average attendance of 300 people per hour were attended during the massive vaccination antiinfluenza AH1N1 in Iquique, thousands of people have crowded to get a flu shot in the 12 points of attention in the city.


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      Minister Ma?alich confirms 33 killed by influenza H1N1

      The Minister of health, Jaime Ma?alich, reported Wednesday that 33 people have died in the country product of outbreak of influenza a/H1N1, with a total of 428 contagions.

      Until yesterday spoke only of 12 fatal victims, concentrated in the Region of Tarapac?, number that stays.

      In the North began a massive vaccination plan, after rejected the suspension of the traditional religious feast of La Tirana. Ma?alich said, in any case, that the mentioned outbreak is 'controlled'.


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        Re: 33 die in Chile by H1N1 flu outbreak
        Google translation:
        Increased cases of Influenza A and respiratiorio syncytial virus
        Metropolitan Surveillance Network reported that the number of visits by these diseases increased for the fifth consecutive week.
        By Karla Gallardo

        Influenza A and respiratory syncytial virus are diseases with more attention so far this winter.

        This was announced on Monday the Metropolitan Surveillance Network, indicating that patients infected with these diseases increased for the fifth consecutive week.

        According to the background that handles the entity, in week 24 to June 30, 2013, influenza A, respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza, in that order, are respiratory diseases with more care in various health facilities Metropolitan Region.

        In this respect the German Clinic's infectious, Pablo Road, explained that "the influenza A virus subtype H1N1 are identified, unlike last year circulated on H3N2".

        The professional said that "the H1N1 virus circulating corresponds to that of the 2009 pandemic, which is generally more severe and affects younger people, including pregnant obese."

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          Minsal: currently 50% of consultations in urgent corresponds to respiratory diseases

          50% Of the total number of queries that have been recorded in the emergency services, both in hospitals and in primary care of urgency (SAPU), the last two weeks, are due to respiratory diseases. This was stated by from the Ministry of health, the Undersecretary of health care networks, Luis Castillo, who explained that during the last few weeks 'demand has risen so much consultation and hospitalization due to respiratory virus circulation'. According to Castle , 'to date, the Virus is respiratory syncytial (RSV) which circulates with the highest proportion at level country with about 40%, followed by Influenza type A'.

          Health authority, added that you expected that the high demand to continue for at least 10 days.

          Situation Epidemiologicaen terms of the predominant virus at the country level is the VRS represents the largest circulation 69% and mainly affecting infants. Followed by influenza type A with 18%.

          In relation to the monitoring of infection respiratory acute severe (Iraq), RSV remains the main virus detected (46%), followed by influenza A (H1N1) with 32%.

          Are recorded 40 deaths from Influenza, of whom 33 are by H1N1, which represents an 83%.