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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 307 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1; 5 deaths


    Ecuador clinical audit after influenza deaths
    Today 16:58 --

    Quito, 16 Jul (Notimex) .- The Ministry of Public Health today announced that Ecuador will be audited to the private clinics who treated five patients who died after human influenza, which are the only deaths in the country by the virus .

    He noted that audits seek "to establish clear reasons for not notifying the ministry time, the type of processing, and other technical aspects needed to establish responsibilities, if any."

    The five people killed so far in the country were treated by private physicians or placed in private institutions without notifying the Ministry of Health and transferred to hospitals in critical condition, he added.

    He said that the fifth victim, who died last July 11 in the public hospital Eugenio Espejo Quito, is a woman of 42 years, who entered the home health care in critical condition from a private clinic.

    Until Thursday, Ecuador records 307 cases of infection by the virus H1N109, five of which have ended in deaths.

    Three other cases remain classified as serious under continuous observation, one in critical condition at the Eugenio Espejo hospital for over a week.

    However, the latter has evolved favorably to treatment, but still in intensive care.

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 256 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1; 3 deaths

    Suman 3 deaths from influenza A H1N1 in Ecuador

    QUITO, Ecuador, July 13 --

    The Ministry of Health confirmed the third death from influenza A H1N1 in the country.

    According to the Minister of Health explained, Caroline Chang, the Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio, the third death from the contagious viral disease was a man of 74 years, resident in the province of Chimborazo, which is coupled to the first 2 fatalities reported the Friday July 11.

    For its part, the Department of Epidemiology reported that total 256 confirmed cases in Ecuador, of which 107 are located in the province of Guayas, Pichincha 57, 8 on the border with Peru, and 7 in the border zone with Colombia .

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 218 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    Increases to 218 the number of infected by influenza A in Ecuador

    09/07/2009 11:21 AM

    EFE. Quito. The number of infected by influenza A rose to 218 in Ecuador, which confirmed the first affected in May, reported today the Undersecretary of Health Litoral.

    According to this institution, one hundred cases have been registered in the province of Guayas, whose capital is Guayaquil (southwest), the country's largest city and economic center of this Andean nation.

    Also, there are confirmed cases, among others, in Pichincha province, whose capital is Quito, and in the provinces of El Oro, Manabi Azuay, Canar, Chimborazo and.

    The Secretariat notes that as part of interagency coordination between the Regional Secretariat of Health and the provincial directorates of the Coast region remains to date the strategy of containment.

    This means, he explained, track and provide timely medical treatment of the cases are recorded and are served through the Basic Health Teams (EBAs).

    "Staff of these units visiting the homes of patients with suspicious symptoms, which after being diagnosed as influenza AH1N1, receive the drug Tamiflu for its gradual recovery," he added.
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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 204 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    The death was ruled out yesterday by AH1N1
    The Azuay died from pneumonia and not the virus AH1N1. In the capital Lojana were three cases.

    The report of death issued by a clinic indicated that the Azuay Cuenca, 28, died from pneumonia and a cardiac arrest and not by the virus AH1N1.

    According to the Director of Health of Azuay, Julio Molina, the patient lived in a village located 30 kilometers from Cuenca. Automedic? was two weeks ago after having symptoms of a flu. But his health deteriorated and needed medical attention.

    The Azuay was served by a particular doctor and received outpatient treatment. But the June 29 was hospitalized in a clinic cuencana. Four days later, the authorities of the center reported the case to the Health of Azuay.

    Molina said it made monitoring and surveillance, but the picture of the patient worsened to require an artificial respirator.

    Before being transferred to the Intensive Care room Vicente Corral Moscoso Hospital in Cuenca, before the patient died. According to the follow-up, women had no contact with any patient infected by the virus and AH1N1 or with someone who came from abroad.

    Like her, two other basin in patients treated in private clinics who were treated for pneumonia and who are in critical condition. The Directorate of Health maintains surveillance.

    Yesterday the Department of Health issued a circular to Azuay private hospitals to receive box to report such cases immediately. "We can not just when they want to refer to a serious public health home."

    Cuenca AH1N1 recorded 21 cases of which 17 were discharged. All cases were treated in their homes and did not require hospitalization.

    Meanwhile, in Loja were the first three people with influenza AH1N1. Patients respond favorably to treatment. They are two young and the mother of one living in the city, but last week came from Riobamba and Cuenca.

    They have mild symptoms and therefore did not require hospitalization, said the epidemiologist of the Health, Fabiola Barva.

    Loja were examined in 16 suspected cases of influenza, of which 13 were discarded.

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  • Gert van der Hoek
    Re: Ecuador - 204 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1

    Ecuador detected 204 cases of swine flu that spreads across borders

    11:49 A.M., 06 July 2009

    QUITO, 6 Jul 2009 (AFP) - Ecuador has detected 204 cases of swine flu, some of them in the areas bordering Colombia and Peru, but not yet recorded any fatality since the onset of illness on May 15, said Monday the Ministry of Health.

    Five of those infected by the virus A (H1N1) in the provinces of Carchi and Esmeraldas, bordering Colombia, according to the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry.

    On the border with Peru, six cases were detected in the coastal province of El Oro and Loja Andean he said.

    Of the 204 cases discovered in Ecuador from May 15, 100 are concentrated in the coastal province of Guayas (the most populous country), 41 in New York (whose capital is Quito), 21 in Azuay, Chimborazo in 10, eight in Ca?ar, Manab? eight, three in two in Pastaza and Tungurahua.

    The first case in Ecuador was in a child who lives in Guayaquil and contracted the disease while traveling to Miami, according to authorities.

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 163 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    Google translation:

    Ecuador 163 total cases of influenza A (H1N1)

    Ecuador reported two new cases of influenza A (H1N1) in the province of Carchi (north) to add 163 at the national level, reported on June 1 the Ministry of Public Health.

    The institution added that 87 of the confirmed cases are concentrated in the province of Guayas, where the first infection was detected in the country, a teenager who had returned from Miami, United States.

    The remaining cases are in Pichincha (33), Azuay (14), Chimborazo (7), Ca?ar (7), Tungurahua (1), Manabi (6), El Oro (border with Peru, 4) and the Amazonian province Pastaza (2). (Xinhua)

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 162 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    Created: Monday, 29-June-2009 16:25

    Ecuador recorded 162 cases of H1N1 influenza

    The Ministry of Public Health, found 11 new cases of influenza H1N1 in the country. That number rose to 162 infected. However, of them at least a hundred and were discharged.

    According to health authorities in Guayaquil were detected two new patients. The main port has 86 confirmed cases, 81 of which have already been discharged.

    The H1N1 influenza infection was also recorded in one case and in Puyo Tulcan two cases.

    While in Quito were four new cases. There are also infected in Chimborazo, Tungurahua, Manabi, El Oro, Azuay and Canar.

    The first case was filed in Guayaquil, Ecuador on May 15 last.

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  • FrenchieGirl
    Re: Ecuador - 140 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1

    [Google Translation]

    6 new cases of influenza AH1N1

    Of these, three were in Quito, Cuenca and two in Ambato bringing in a 140 the number of infected nationwide.

    Health authorities yesterday confirmed six new cases of influenza AH1N1 in Ecuador. Of these, three were in Quito, Cuenca and two in Ambato bringing in a 140 the number of infected nationwide.

    The largest number of patients with influenza A is concentrated in Guayaquil with 80 cases, of which 76 were discharged today, and they operate with total normality, confirmed Eduardo Verdesoto, provincial director of Health.

    The remaining cases with this disease is spread in Quito, where there are 27 infected, of which eight were confirmed in the last two days, detailed Verdesoto.

    Azogues In nine cases, followed by eight Cuenca and Riobamba in seven cases. In Manab? are infected at five, then three Machala Ambato and finally, in the province of Tungurahua, which has an infected.

    The Provincial Director of Health announced that Guayauil confirmed in the case of a college student infected with the virus AH1N1 but did not specify the name of the academic center.

    Verdesoto informed on this subject that even the executives are considering whether the university suspended the classes to implement general or the extent to which the power couple is pursuing his studies.

    "We are discussing whether pa-ra closes the faculty or classrooms, but not the whole university. However, if the institution decides to close completely a matter of them, but I indicated that it is not recommended. Maximum power, "said Verdesoto.

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 132 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    12:38: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
    Influenza Type A: 132 cases were recorded in Ecuador

    Ten new cases of influenza AH1N1 increase the number of infected to 132 in the country.

    The Ministry of Health confirmed a few hours ten new cases of influenza AH1N1 in the country. With recent infection, the number of infected in Ecuador amounts to 132 people.

    Guayas were detected in 4 infected, bringing the figure rises to 84 in the province, of which 76 were discharged.

    Meanwhile in Pichincha and Ca?ar 3 new cases were detected in each province.

    Manab? maintained with 4, Azuay, 6, 7 Riobamba and El Oro 3.

    Those infected were confirmed by laboratory testing at the National Institute of Hygiene Izquieta Leopoldo Perez and all are safe, according to Eduardo Verdesoto, director of Health Guayas. / Express

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 125 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    Google translation:

    Ecuador: 125 confirmed cases of influenza A
    Health authorities remind the public not to neglect prevention methods
    Date: 2009-06-23 17:46:59

    On the afternoon of Tuesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed that the country recorded 125 cases of influenza AH1N1. The two people infected, which were recently detected with influenza recover satisfactorily in the Eugenio Espejo Hospital in Quito. A woman aged 28 from Chile is a case, while the other patient is a child of 10 years who had contact with a person who returned from abroad...

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 115 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    Ecuador recorded 115 cases of human influenza
    Monday June 22 2009
    Source: AFP

    Those affected by influenza A (H1N1) are located in Guayas (75), Pichincha (16), Azuay (7), Chimborazo (7) Ca?ar and (3) and coastal Manab? (4) and El Oro (3) .

    QUITO .- Ecuador has identified 115 confirmed cases of human influenza since it was first discovered on May 15 last, reported Monday that the Department of Epidemiology, Ministry of Health.

    He noted that 75 of those infected are concentrated in the coastal province of Guayas, Guayaquil and the capital of which is inhabited by a child who became infected in the first influenza A (H1N1) to travel to United States.

    The other cases are divided between the Andean provinces of Pichincha (16), Azuay (7), Chimborazo (7) Ca?ar and (3) and coastal Manab? (4) and El Oro (3).

    The portfolio added that the authorities maintain a surveillance on 22 suspected cases nationwide.

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 91 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    Google translation:

    Increases to 91 the number infected with AH1N1

    Ecuador recorded 91 cases of H1N1 influenza, said the secretary of Health, Marcelo Aguilar.

    The provinces where there have been cases of infection are Guayas, Pichincha, El Oro, Manabi, Chimborazo, Azuay and Canar.

    After the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the pandemic, Ecuador strengthened epidemiological surveillance system to detect potential cases of the virus and prevent serious infections and deaths due to the presence of the same, said Aguilar.
    The trend now is that the virus is spreading and it is possible that in the coming weeks more countries and cities reported more infections. The important thing is to identify early cases and treat them to prevent serious and fatal.

    According to Undersecretary of Health, 91 cases of influenza AH1N1 are recorded in the country for a month. When under treatment are four or five cases, the remainder are recovered in their normal lives.

    Health Minister Caroline Chang, explained that Ecuador has listed "a planning and programming" for once the vaccine against influenza AH1N11 purchase the product. In such situations was "the big powers are those that hold the product.

    The health authorities of Ecuador said that the circulation of influenza virus AH1N1 is wide in the world, making it difficult to contain the spread of the virus which has the biological characteristics.

    The purpose of the surveillance is aimed at identifying people who are infected and those who develop serious respiratory infections. Ie those who have "severe flu tables, accompanied by shortness of breath, chest pain or with sputum containing blood."

    People showing these signs should go immediately to hospitals and health centers in the country.

    Epidemiological surveillance also includes observing the behavior of viruses in populations that may be more vulnerable socio-economic, according to Aguilar.

    Health authorities stress the positive response from people who practice preventive measures to address the virus as a respiratory infection.

    The first one was infected in Ecuador Guayaquil boy who returned from United States and was diagnosed May 15.

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador - 86 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    Google translation:

    Total of 86 confirmed cases
    17:20:: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    In the province of Chimborazo, in the central highlands of Ecuador, on Tuesday, two were confirmed cases of Influenza AH1N1, according to Dr. Mina Wilson, provincial director of Health.

    After making the analysis, were formed in the presence of the virus the two suspects. One of the patients is a 18-year-old native of the city of Riobamba, Guano from Canton. This is a case arising from the first recorded infection.

    The second corresponds to a 13-year-old native of the city of Riobamba. Apparently it would have contracted the virus through his father, a businessman who travels constantly to Guayaquil, where the highest number of cases in the country. The father does not show symptoms.

    At the moment are under the respective epidemiological fences to relatives, friends and relatives of the two new infected. The patients received the drug case and is expected to meet the five days of treatment to discharge them.

    Mina said that in case of mild infection, a patient may not present symptoms, however, if the transmitted virus. The first case in the province and is in good health, was a professor in the College of Juan Velasco of the city of Riobamba. Two other suspected cases have been discarded.

    Health authorities have assured the supply of Oseltamivir to combat potential new infections. The drug is only expended by the respective houses hospital.

    Until this morning were 84 confirmed cases. With these two and add 86 new infections nationally, the Guayaquil 66 cases in New York, 8 Gold, 3 Manab? 1 in Azuay 4, at 1 and Chimborazo Ca?ar 3.

    So far, 76 countries worldwide have reported cases of Influenza AH1N1, laboratory confirmed. 35,928 cases are reported around the world, totaling 163 deaths. Mexico, the country where the disease began, reported 6241 cases with 108 deaths.

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  • FrenchieGirl
    Re: Ecuador - 84 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1

    S America bears swine flu brunt

    Article from: Agence France-Presse
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    From correspondents in Buenos Aires
    June 17, 2009 07:40am

    THE swine flu deaths of two people in Argentina and a mutation of the H1N1 virus detected in Brazil have added to fears that South America is entering a harsh winter beset by the flu pandemic.

    While big pharmaceutical firms are ramping up efforts to mass-produce a vaccine for H1N1, they are still months away from having enough stocks - too late for the Southern Hemisphere's winter flu season.

    South America has already recorded five deaths from the disease: two in Chile, one in Colombia last week and, most recently, those of a three-month-old girl and a 28-year-old man with leukemia in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires.

    The number of infected cases is outstripping figures put out regularly by the World Health Organisation.

    According to the latest statistics from national health authorities, Chile has 2355 patients confirmed with H1N1 flu, Argentina has 733, Peru has 113, Brazil 69, Ecuador 84, Venezuela 44, Uruguay 36, Paraguay 25 and Suriname 13.

    Those figures are far overshadowed by the data from North America and Central America, the apparent source of the pandemic.

    Mexican authorities say they have had 109 deaths and 6,294 infected cases. The United States today added a nine-year-old boy to its death toll, bringing it to 47, alongside 17,855 infected cases. Canada has six deaths and 3515 infections.

    Central America and the Caribbean have also been hit, registering nearly 800 infections and three deaths (one each in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala).

    Although the A(H1N1) virus has been classed as relatively mild since first being detected in April, its unusually strong effect on the young, on those with other underlying health problems, and on the poor have made it a redoubtable challenge.

    Some major drug companies have started producing a vaccine for pre-clinical testing, but one of them, Switzerland's Novartis, told the Financial Times it did not intend to give it away to poor countries.

    US rival Baxter said today it should have its H1N1 vaccine commercially available in July.

    But there were underlying fears that the virus currently spreading around the world through human-to-human contact might mutate further, possibly into a more deadly form, as happened with the 1918 Spanish flu which killed tens of millions.

    Those fears heightened a little today, when a Brazil's Adolfo Lutz Bacteriological Institute said its researchers had identified and isolated a new strain of the A(H1N1) virus in a Sao Paulo patient.

    It was not yet known whether that variant, called A/Sao Paulo/1454/H1N1, was more aggressive than the more common type.

    The institute said in a statement the mutation comprised alterations in the Hemagglutinin protein which allows the virus to infect new hosts.

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  • Shiloh
    Re: Ecuador: 67 Confirmed Cases A/H1N1


    Google translation:
    Suben 67 infected H1N1 virus in Ecuador
    Thursday June 11 2009 12:16 GYT

    QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador has increased to 67 persons infected with the H1N1 influenza virus, more than doubling the confirmed cases in the last two weeks, although none of the patients displayed deterioration in their health, the Ministry reported on Thursday of Health.

    The new cases are from the United States, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Brazil, as well as contact with the first infected, told Reuters the deputy minister of Health, Marcelo Aguilar.

    "We are officially the existence of 67 confirmed cases, we are awaiting more tests, but we still have very limited outbreaks, patients are treated properly," he said.

    According to Ministry figures, 185 people have been counted under observation, 31 suspects who are infected and 250 discarded.

    A United States official said the World Health Organization is informing member states on a declaration of a pandemic of influenza type H1N1.

    For his part, Aguilar said that most patients are adolescents who had contact with infected in some schools.

    "But for the moment everything is in control, showing little of this is the number of infected contact of a potential 20,000 people," said the official, who emphasized that there had been no serious or moderate symptoms.

    (Reporting by Nelson Bocanegra, edited by Gabriela Donoso in Spanish)

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