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    Colombia announces seventh death from swine flu

    02:12 PM, July 13 2009

    BOGOTA, 13 Jul 2009 (AFP) - The swine flu deaths in Colombia increased to seven, on Monday confirmed the death of a woman in the west because of the virus, the government reported that 166 new infections recorded since the announced the first case, May 3.

    The victim is an adult female resident of the town of Viterbo, Caldas department, who "consulted on July 5 with fever, cough, breathlessness, malaise and decay," said a communique of the Ministry of Social Protection (Health) .

    According to the report, after being diagnosed as suspected, the patient was hospitalized and subjected to treatment by specialists, who provided antiviral but who died last Tuesday.

    The communiqué said that Colombia so far 166 confirmed cases of infection by the virus A (H1N1), including seven deaths, including five in Bogota and in other neighboring Soacha. The first death occurred on June 4.

    The Minister of Social Protection, Diego Palacio, stated on Monday that "it is impossible to stop the virus, so efforts should focus on mitigating the impact."

    His colleague of Education, Cecilia Velez, for his part admitted the possibility of suspending classes at schools.
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    Re: Colombia announces seventh death from swine flu

    Source: http://web.presidencia.gov.co/sp/200.../02132009.html

    July 13 Printable version
    A first confirmed death from H1N1 in Caldas

    In this case brings to seven the number of people dying because of the new flu. The National Institute of Health reiterated the call to not let our guard down and keep to the standards of hygiene to prevent infection with the virus.

    Bogota, July 13 (SP). The National Institute of Health confirmed the Ministry of Social Protection, the first death in the department of Caldas, because the pandemic virus HA 1N1.

    This is an adult female resident of the town of Viterbo, who consulted on July 5 with fever, cough, breathlessness, malaise and decay.

    The patient was diagnosed with suspected viral pandemic AH1N1/09 was hospitalized immediately and started treatment including antiviral. However, he died on Tuesday, July 7.

    To date, Colombia recorded 166 confirmed cases of pandemic virus H1N1/09 including seven deaths (five in Bogota, and another one in Soacha in Viterbo, Caldas).

    The National Institute of Health reiterated the call to the public not to let our guard down and keep to the standards of hygiene to prevent infection with the virus.

    In addition, health authorities reiterated that the recommendations be taken to avoid infection and also in case of symptoms of colds.

    Recommendations

    ? Wash hands with soap and water several times a day.

    ? Avoid hand to greet and kiss.

    ? When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or using the inside arm.

    ? If you have flu symptoms, comply with voluntary isolation measures. Over 90 percent of people who become ill with the virus have mild symptoms not requiring hospitalization.

    ? Going to the hospital only if you have persistent fever higher than 38 degrees, or difficulty breathing.

    ? If you attend to avoid cold sites massive concentration of people.

    ? Avoid self.
    ? Take plenty of fluids.

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      Re: Colombia announces seventh death from swine flu

      Source: http://www.lapatria.com/Noticias/ver...70800&CODSEC=2

      Googe translation:

      Lady dies Viterbo virus case confirmed in Chinchin?

      The lady lived in the most popular town located in the Lower West. A young man of 17 years, the local coffee is another positive case, after presenting symptoms after returning from San Andres and Providencia. Mal

      ?scar Mej?a Veiman

      Regional Editor / LA PATRIA

      Manizales


      What was a rumor in a few minutes became news ratified in Viterbo. Yeni Id?rraga told yesterday morning to his friend Daniel Velez: "If you knew that already killed by a flu here." It was the death of Aracelly Granada because of the pandemic virus AH1N1.

      The case is the first death in the seventh and Caldas in Colombia, in accordance with the confirmation yesterday that the National Institute of Health National Center for Link to the Ministry of Social Protection.

      The alarm also ran through the streets of Viterbo, a town located in the Lower West Caldas. Mrs dead worker lived in the neighborhood, out of the population and is considered one of the most popular.

      The family she chose to remain silent to the media after it was learned that the cause of death. Mayor Carlos Alberto Ramirez said the community should be quiet because it has monitored the family and people with no symptoms of Influenza.

      He added that this is an isolated case and that draws attention to the housekeeper of 60 years, had no contact with visitors and did not travel outside of Colombia. "If someone has symptoms that are reported immediately," the president suggested.


      Urgent meeting

      In a statement the Ministry said that Ms Aracelly consulted on July 5 with fever, cough, breathlessness, malaise and decay.

      "The patient was diagnosed with suspected viral pandemic AH1N1 was hospitalized immediately and started treatment including antiviral. Sadly passed away on July 7, "the communique of the National Institute of Health.

      Also, the date recorded Colombia 166 confirmed cases of pandemic virus A H1N1 including seven deaths (five in Bogot?, one in Soacha (Cundinamarca) and one in Viterbo, Caldas).

      The Mayor of Viterbo and the health of the population will have a special meeting today to extreme measures after it was confirmed yesterday that Aracelly Granada was killed by the virus.


      Recommendations


      1.

      Wash hands with soap and water several times a day.


      2.

      Avoid hand to greet and kiss.


      3.

      When you cough or sneeze cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or using the inside arm.


      4.

      If you have symptoms of colds, comply with voluntary isolation measures. Over 90% of people who become ill with the virus have mild symptoms not requiring hospitalization.


      5.

      Go to hospital only if you have persistent fever higher than 38 degrees, or difficulty breathing.


      6.

      If you attend to avoid cold sites massive concentration of people.


      7.

      Avoid self.


      8.

      Take plenty of fluids.


      The case of Chinchin?

      With the death of Mrs van de Viterbo three cases of influenza virus AH1N1 In Caldas. Yesterday, it was confirmed a couple of 17 years, Chinchina. According to a communiqu? of the Territorial Directorate of Health, the couple traveled to San Andres and Providencia, and one day after their return began with the symptoms.

      "... Consulted in the hospital unit of the municipality where the samples were taken for Influenza AH1N1. According to monitoring carried out, the boy is in good health "is added in the written message of the Land.

      Dependence Caldas added that 59 cases have been reported to the National Institute of Health, of which 31 have been discarded by the laboratory, 25 cases are pending the outcome of these 22 were suspected cases and 3 probable. 3 were confirmed positive cases.

      The first in the Department confirmed on June 28, with a positive sample that belongs to a person 30 years of age who arrived in Atlanta and to present the symptoms of the virus came to a hospital in Manizales, where it performed the respective samples, which were sent to Bogota to the INS reported that the samples as positive.

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