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2 A/H1N1 deaths confirmed in Tarapaca region

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  • 2 A/H1N1 deaths confirmed in Tarapaca region


    Tuesday July 7, 2009
    Confirmed two human deaths from influenza in Tarapac?


    17.13 .- The health ministry confirmed the death of two people in the region of Tarapac? for Human Influenza A H1N1. The deceased is a child under 12 years, whose death occurred on June 23 last, adding to the death of a man of 60 years on June 26.

    The deaths of two people were added to the list of people killed by the Human Influenza Friday July 3 after the outcome of the PCR test.

    There are 35 confirmed cases in the region, of which 28 were recovered, 4 hospital in Iquique, one in Santiago, 2 more died.

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    Three human influenza deaths in Iquique

    Three people died in Iquique to the root of the human influenza virus AH1N1 during the last days.

    Although the authorities have confirmed only two cases, a third that first reports indicate that his death was also due to the virus and only AH1N1 missing samples in order to confirm this.

    The Health SEREMI (s), Rub?n Rojo, with the director of the Health Service Iquique, Maria Paula Vera noted that the June 23 death of a child twelve years of age and 26 of the same month a resident of 60 years.

    "Both individuals were carriers of chronic diseases that were aggravated by the human influenza virus," pointed out in a press conference.

    The two confirmed cases so far joined the list of deaths throughout the country, which reaches the 16 casualties.

    The Director of Health Service Iquique said that no two people died from lack of attention.

    The girl of 12 years of age and had an adult disease, a terminal cancer.

    The Health SEREMI (s), Rub?n Rojo, called upon the people to keep calm and not go to health centers is not necessary, since the system is prepared to face the risk of influenza.

    In the third case, it is not yet confirmed, but the death certificate indicates that influenza was caused by AH1N1, Dr. Rojo said that "it is most likely to be confirmed, although we are awaiting the results."

    They explained that the virus of human influenza AH1N1 has shown a high transmissivity in the population, even in winter where the conditions are optimal for circulation.

    In this context is that they will most likely continue to increase in influenza cases in the region. Currently there are two deaths, 35 confirmed cases and 5774 suspected.

    This weekend is expected to reach the peak of attention, now at 800 a day in the post of Regional Hospital and clinics in 1500, of which 80% are related to respiratory diseases and 25% of these with influenza.

    Therefore they called the community to follow the recommendations, including washing hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol gel, avoiding closed places with high flow of people away and use a tissue paper in a course and keep informed of the situation by officials.

    Individuals should consult when presenting axillary fever of 38.5 ? C, as well as muscle aches, sore throat and headache.

    When consulted regarding the delay in reporting the facts after the two deaths that occurred on June 26 and 23, Dr. Ruben Rojo said "the health ministry reported cases confirmed with laboratory diagnosis and clinical criteria rather than" .

    Jorge Solimano Q.