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Chile, influenza 2019: 20 fatalities

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  • Chile, influenza 2019: 20 fatalities

    Influenza virus adds seven deaths so far this year

    Among the cases is that of three older adults who were not vaccinated, two adults in the Metropolitan Region, a male adult in Viña del Mar, and a 3-year-old Venezuelan girl, who did not have the vaccines included in the program's calendar. National Immunization of the Ministry of Health. Under this scenario, the Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza, said that measures will be intensified to reach 100% of the target group that requires vaccination as soon as possible. 'They were people who had not been vaccinated and should have. We do not carry more deaths than previous years, but those that occurred could be prevented. Therefore, we are focusing on the elderly, trying to reach them through neighborhood boards or BancoEstado branches, where they charge their pensions, through mobile vaccinations in those places, 'he explained, according to La Tercera.

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    Government confirms that 13 people have died due to influenza

    The Minister of Health, Emilio Santelices, had warned him. A considerable number of people belonging to the risk group of the population have not been vaccinated against influenza.

    Following this announcement, the Government stated that 13 people have died due to the disease. In addition, he commented that most had not been vaccinated. He also said that currently there is a patient in a serious condition admitted to the Las Condes Clinic.

    Meanwhile, from the Ministry of Health called on the community to attend health centers to receive the vaccine against influenza


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      Influenza A H1N1 takes new victim in the Biobio and deaths total 16 nationally so far this year

      This morning a new death was confirmed by the spread of influenza A H1N1 in the Biobío Region, becoming the third deceased in the area during the year. This is a man of 46 years, who resided in the Los Angeles commune. His death occurred inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Víctor Ríos Hospital. According to preliminary information, it would not have been vaccinated to prevent said disease, despite belonging to the risk group.
      Case in the region, according to Soy Concepción, which is added to that of a 47-year-old woman in Tomé and a 71-year-old man from Contulmo. And in total, according to the Ministry of Health to Emol, 16 fatalities have been reported so far this year as a country product of this virus.


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        Minsal confirms 19 deaths from influenza: only one had been vaccinated

        Six days have passed since the launch of the 2019 Winter Campaign, in which the Ministry of Health called for extreme care due to the increase in circulating virus and its aggressiveness with respect to last year.

        In this line, during this day the Minister of Health, Emilio Santelices, estimated in 19 people who have died from influenza so far this year and stated that "only one of them had been vaccinated."

        According to the information provided by the Health Minister, "the strains that have been identified most frequently and that have caused death in 18 of the cases, have been H1N1," he explained.


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          Deaths due to influenza rise to 20 national level after death of older adult in Talcahuano

          The Seremi de Salud en Biobío confirmed on Tuesday the 65-year-old man died of influenza at Las Higueras Hospital in Talcahuano, the sixth case in the Biobío and the number 20 victim nationwide.

          The deceased elderly person from the port city was hospitalized in the ICU of the hospital and despite belonging to a risk group had not been vaccinated against the virus AH1N1, a situation that was complicated by previous pathologies.

          Due to the large number of deaths and people affected by the virus, health authorities remain on alert since we are in the peak season of influenza activity.