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    Colombia reports eighth human death from influenza
    Today 22:04 --

    Bogot?, 17 Jul (Notimex) .- A child who suffered from Down syndrome became the eighth human death from influenza in Colombia, while 202 were confirmed cases of people infected with the virus, revealed today the Ministry of Social Protection.

    In a communique, the agency said that the smaller, eight years old, died in the Colombian capital on July 13 after two of hospitalization for respiratory problems predominance of bronchial obstruction.

    After passing the tests were made according to the protocols for doctors and this was confirmed Friday that it was a case of human influenza virus, so the family was put under medical surveillance.

    This is the second child to die from the disease in Colombia. Six adults have died since last June 4 by that evil.

    Moreover, the Ministry confirmed 11 more cases of infection, nine of them in the capital Bogota, which was raised to 202 the number of people affected by human influenza throughout the country.

    The national monitoring committee reported that so far there are four thousand 340 alerts of possible symptoms, of which 883 thousand are suspects, 72 are probable cases and 202 confirmed cases including eight deaths.


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    Last updated: 2009-07-18 15:03:03

    Cundinamarca, Colombia (RCN) - A boy became the eighth person who dies of influenza virus in Colombia. The District Secretariat of Health, confirmed that the child suffered from Down syndrome and suffered from a chronic pulmonary syndrome, which complicated their situation and what led to the death.

    The youngest of 8 years of age came years ago by consulting a bronco-syndrome Chronic obstructive pulmonary. On July 11 came to a health center with strong flu symptoms related to their illness.

    Health authorities began treatment with oseltamivir and antibiotics after the diagnosis, but on July 13 by the gravity of the situation died.

    Moreover, the Minister of Health stressed that the city continues to carefully reports of the virus. He also confirmed that the quarantine at the hostel of the Embera community ended and the hospitalized cases evolved satisfactorily.

    Soacha virus victim recalled AH1N1

    As students and teachers Soacha extreme measures to control the spread of the virus attached to the community. Health authorities remain on red alert at some health centers will receive up to 100 daily visits related to respiratory problems, agencies have strengthened monitoring and control measures of prevention in the community.

    Children of school Ciudadela Sucre regretted the death of one of her companions. Karen Alejandra studying there, she is the first fatality from the virus in this community. With the conclusion of a Mass was fired and asked that the virus continues to affect the little ones.

    In the cool slopes of the Citadel Sucre, children will continue to attend classes because for them despite the loss of his companion, life must continue.

    The conditions of poverty, overcrowding in schools and the large number of people Soacha makes a community vulnerable to the virus. Therefore, since the schools are calling for the government to allocate a budget to buy antibacterial soap for washing hands, as this one of the main measures of protection.