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Chile, influenza 2019: 27 fatalities

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  • Chile, influenza 2019: 27 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 Vi?a 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 Biob?o 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 V?ctor R?os 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 Concepci?n, which is added to that of a 47-year-old woman in Tom? 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.


      • #4
        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.


        • #5
          Deaths due to influenza rise to 20 national level after death of older adult in Talcahuano

          The Seremi de Salud en Biob?o confirmed on Tuesday the 65-year-old man died of influenza at Las Higueras Hospital in Talcahuano, the sixth case in the Biob?o 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.


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            A 24 increase in deaths due to influenza in our country

            In the middle of the debate by the amount of vaccines that arrive to the vacunatorios and the multiple calls that have been made to the people so that they are vaccinated. On Monday, the death of three more people was confirmed, due to influenza type AH1N1. Two of these victims come from the Biob?o region. The men who, despite belonging to the target group of the Ministry of Health campaign, did not have the vaccine. These cases correspond to a patient of 90 years who lived in Tom?, while the second. 54 years old, came from the province of Lebu.



            • #7
              Deaths due to influenza A H1N1 in the Biob?o surpass those registered in 2018

              A few days before the winter comes, there is concern among health authorities that the deaths due to influenza A H1N1 exceeded those of 2018.

              This is because last year there were six fatal victims of this virus and in 2019 there are eight in the area and 23 in the country. On this, the epidemiologist from the Biob?o Clinic, Tamara P?rez said that "if we think about the decrease in environmental temperature by the arrival of winter, we can think of a worsening of the situation we are facing.

              But we must also be optimistic and think that in the last few weeks many people have come to the vaccination process and that should also reduce the number of viruses circulating in our environment.

              Currently, according to the latest report on the epidemiological situation in the Biob?o Region, 590 influenza A viruses have been detected this year, quadruple of the viral circulation that existed at the same time in 2018, where 146 viruses had been reported. .



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                Man of 79 years is the third deceased by influenza in O'Higgins region

                The Regional Ministerial Secretariat (Seremi) of Health confirmed a third death from influenza in the O'Higgins region.

                He is a 79-year-old man who, according to the Seremi de Salud, Rafael Borgo?o, "had four chronic pathologies."

                His death occurred while he was interned in the Regional Hospital of Rancagua.



                • #9
                  Confirmed first death in ?uble region due to influenza AH1N1

                  The Health Seremi of ?uble confirmed on Wednesday night the first death of influenza AH1N1 in the region. Specifically, the victim corresponds to a 56-year-old man, who on Tuesday night had entered the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Herminda Mart?n de Chill?n Hospital. During this day confirmed his death, in addition to the cause, corresponding to influenza AH1N1. Likewise, it is waiting for the health authority in the area to provide more information about those that occurred to the deceased.



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                    9-year-old boy became the twenty-sixth person to die of influenza

                    A 9-year-old boy died during the day of this Friday affected by influenza type B, becoming the twenty-sixth person to lose his life due to the disease.

                    According to his family, he had presented fever since last Tuesday, but only on Thursday he could be diagnosed in a clinic.

                    "He had not been vaccinated, he was not in the risk group, they wanted to buy it and there is no vaccine, and in the clinics above they had it, so he was not vaccinated," said the child's aunt, Paola Fouere.



                    • #11
                      Confirmed second death from influenza in ?uble

                      On Thursday, the second case of the death of an inhabitant of ?uble due to the influenza virus AH1N1 so far this year was confirmed. This is Guillermo Godoy Rodr?guez, 44, a resident of the Pinto district, who had been diagnosed for two months and was referred from the Hospital de Chill?n to the Intensive Care Unit of the Las Higueras Hospital in Talcahuano. The couple of the victim commented that yesterday Wednesday Godoy underwent an operation to one of his lungs, but died in the middle of the intervention. Guillermo Godoy was a truck driver for an agricultural company and had not been vaccinated against influenza because he did not belong to the risk groups prioritized by the Ministry of Health campaign, according to information provided by his nearby circle.



                      • #12
                        They investigate if a 4-year-old girl died of influenza A

                        A four-year-old girl died on Monday at the Maternal and Child hospital due to a complex respiratory condition and specialists try to confirm that it was influenza or influenza A. The minor, who attended the initial level of Pompeya College, entered the hospital in the afternoon of Sunday 'with very serious septic condition' so she had to be immediately transferred to the intensive care area. In spite of the attempts of the doctors to stabilize it, the baby died in the first hours of this Monday. At this time, meanwhile, the hospital is doomed to confirm that the picture that triggered the death was caused by the influenza A virus or others.



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                          A four-year-old girl died of influenza A and they try to typify the virus

                          A four-year-old girl died on Monday of influenza A in the Maternal and Child hospital due to a complex respiratory condition and specialists are trying to determine what type of influenza A contracted.

                          The youngest, who attended the initial level of the Nueva Pompeya School, entered the hospital in the afternoon of Sunday "with a very serious septic condition" so she had to be immediately transferred to the intensive care area. Despite doctors' attempts to stabilize her, the baby died late on Monday night.

                          For these moments, meanwhile, the hospital is doomed to confirm that the picture that triggered the death was caused by influenza virus A. The diagnosis was a myocarditis that although it is an infrequent complication of influenza, is described among the posibilities.