AH1N1 first confirmed death in the Second Region
She is a woman of 50 years who died undiagnosed last week in Calama. Ya van 22 fatalities.
by Roberto Alvarez, Antofagasta. - 07/07/2009 - 00:39
After the last week of two suspected cases of human deaths from influenza, the Health Authority of Antofagasta confirmed the first case of the Second Region. This brought the number of deaths amounted to 22 per AH1N1.
She is a woman of 50 years who was admitted to the Hospital Carlos Cisternas Calama with a severe pneumonia and severe respiratory insufficiency, and who performed the PCR test to determine whether she had the disease, which was confirmed by the previous Health Institute Pública (ISP).
The SEREMI industry, Enrique Castro, who said that due to the pandemic by protocol is the examination which confirmed the presence of the virus AH1N1, which he said is being analyzed by staff of the Ministry of Health in Santiago, through a audit, which should confirm the cause of death.
Castro asked the ministry reported that the presence of two epidemiologists, who assessed the overall situation in the region, mainly affecting Calama, and it is estimated that due to the high temperature, which occurs during the year but mainly in winter with a minimum temperature that has come to -7 º Celsius this year.
Last week there was a controversy in Antofagasta after health authorities confirmed only three cases of human influenza, very different from what was happening elsewhere in the country, which also was not consistent with the number of cases filed in establishments public and private education in the region.
After the alarm parents, educational establishments and members who called transparent figures, Dr. Castro, acknowledged 40 confirmed cases, four of them placed in serious condition, and 639 suspected cases not confirmed by PCR examination.
Castro said that these cases "do not know whether they are human influenza, said it takes only confirmed cases of gravity. Reported that these people are being subjected to medical treatment in isolation in their homes.