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5th A/H1N1 death reported in Chile

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  • Shiloh
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    Puerto Montt (Chile), June 20 (Telam) .- A young man of 18 years is the fifth victim of the Influenza A H1/N1 in Chile, where 4315 people were reported infected with influenza A, reported today a health source.

    The director of the health service Reloncav?, Eugenia Schnake said that "the patient was suffering from the virus H1/N1 and had heart problems associated with obesity", weighing 190 kilograms, appropriated the German agency DPA.

    The doctor said the victim, identified as Nelson Maldonado, had the pick-Wick syndrome that causes respiratory failure by extreme obesity, "causing" problems to capture the oxygen. "

    The victim was admitted on June 6 in intensive care with pneumonia and septic shock, and required mechanical ventilation.

    All the fatalities in Chile are from the Los Lagos region, whose capital is Puerto Montt, located over 1,000 kilometers south of Santiago.

    The last part of the Chilean health authorities reported that 4315 people had been infected since May 17 last, of which 161 are severe.



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    5th A/H1N1 death reported in Chile


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    Chile confirms fifth death from swine flu, a couple (youth) of 18 years

    A couple (youth) of 18 years old with morbid obesity and heart failure, died on Saturday in the southern city of Puerto Montt and became the fifth died of swine flu in Chile, confirmed the director of local health services.

    "We must report the death of a couple of 18 years," he told journalists the director of Health Service Reloncav?, Eugenia Schnake, the network belonging to the health centers in Puerto Montt.

    Identified as Nelson Maldonado, the young man had multiple pathologies associated with morbid obesity, like shortness of breath, Schnake said.

    The couple was interned from June 6 at the hospital in that city located some 1,100 km from the capital, very cold and wet during the austral winter, and where are all victims of fatal disease in Chile so far.

    "This is a man of 18 years admitted with pneumonia AH1N1, catastrophic respiratory failure and septic shock, is also associated diseases of morbid obesity and heart failure," said a report published on the website of the Health Service Reloncav?.

    In Puerto Montt there are three other patients in life-threatening, according to the report.

    Cases of swine flu were confirmed in Chile from 4315 to date according to official statistics.

    The outbreak of human influenza caused an official statement on Wednesday, emergency health health ministry gave extraordinary powers to fight disease and the possibility of emergency medical personnel, among others.