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    UPDATE 1-Chile confirms seventh death from H1N1 influenza
    Monday June 22, 2009 18:37 ART

    Google translation)

    (Updates with new figure of deaths due to bad)

    SANTIAGO, June 22 (Reuters) - Chile, which has the largest number of new infected with the H1N1 flu in South America, on Monday confirmed the death of two women for the disease, which increased to seven the number of deaths by the virus.

    One of the women was 45 years last week and admitted to a private clinic in Rancagua, a city 80 kilometers south of Santiago, with severe pneumonia caused by new strain of influenza, according to the regional health authority.

    The patient also suffered from diabetes and chronic liver damage.

    The second woman was 67 years, suffered from chronic respiratory failure and was placed in a hospital on the island of Chilo? in southern Chile.

    In his last report on Friday, Ministry of Health reported that the number of infected rose to Chile in 4315 amid a sharp drop in temperatures for the southern winter.

    The disease has spread into all regions of the country, after initially detecting the first cases in the capital, Santiago.

    The new flu has affected mostly children in the country, however, the deceased are all adults.

    (Reporting by Monica Vargas, Edited by Gabriela Donoso)

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    Google translation:

    Chile joined seven human deaths from influenza

    A woman of 67 years died at the Hospital de Castro.

    He had been confined for eight days, with a picture of bronchopneumonia.

    A woman of 67 years on Monday became the seventh fatality from the human influenza in Chile, health sources.

    Cerelina Delgado died in hospital in the town of Castro on the island of Chiloe, who was admitted eight days ago with a picture of bronchopneumonia, the sources pointed out.

    Bernardo Martorell, SEREMI Lakes Health, said the woman died of complications from his lung condition.

    The death of Cerelina Delgado joined the Sandra Ceron Herrera, 45 years, reported hours earlier in Rancagua, corresponding to the only two women who died from influenza in Chile AH1N1 because all cases were men who lived in the region Los Lagos.

    Ceron Herrera is therefore not the only victim who lived in this region of Chile and was admitted last June 15 with a picture of bronchopneumonia and from that day was connected to an artificial respirator.

    The woman also had a prior liver disease caused a weakening immune irreversible.

    More than 4,000 infected

    According to latest official figures circulated by the Ministry of Health, AH1N1 flu has spread to all regions of Chile and the 4315 contracted amount, including only cases confirmed by laboratory diagnosis and not with clinical criteria, so the number could be higher.

    Of the total patients, 161 are for serious cases, 74 percent is in recovery and 22.3 percent received treatment at home.

    School children between five and 19 years are the group most affected, with 63 percent of all cases.
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