Fourth death due to influenza A
Andrade Mar?n Hospital in maintaining its biosecurity measures. | Photo: ALEJANDRO REINOSO / The Telegraph


Andrade Mar?n Hospital in maintaining its biosecurity measures.

Most cases of infection were recorded in parts of the country. Ministry reiterates implement health measures.

On Tuesday, at noon, it was confirmed fourth fatality caused by influenza A1HN1, said Patricia Villac?s, director of the hospital Andrade Marin, Quito.

The patient would have been in poor health to the hospital's intensive care IESS after being cared for in intensive care in a particular clinic. "Upon his arrival he suffered a cardiac arrest, so doctors performed resuscitation maneuvers, achieving restore life but died a few hours, the incident occurred last Sunday, explained Villac?s.

The victim was taken samples at the clinic where he received attention since last Thursday, to determine the disease. The sample was sent to the Institute in Guayaquil Izquieta P?rez until today confirmed the positive result.

The director of that home health clarified that the circumstances in which it is possible that the patient is a case of contagion within the hospital or evolution Andrade Mar?n.

The victim was a woman of 49 years of age who presented with respiratory problems at contact with a group of children with similar condition. Juveniles are in good condition, said provincial health director of Pichincha, Jorge Cueva.

When contact is maintained with their coworkers and others nearby in the epidemiological sense the fence has been set for 60 people. The deceased worked as a nurse.

This is the third confirmed case to be recorded in this house of health, eleven suspects. One is a patient who is in intensive care and is stable, while another was discharged several days ago.

Villacis said that the hospital was prepared Andrade Mar?n an external area of contingency staff prepared to evaluate patients suspected, according to epidemiological criteria. "There are two clinics prepared to care for patients with symptoms, not to enter emergency.

Cave said that maintaining the control and mitigation measures to avoid an increase in the number of those affected. He added that Ecuador is still affected by low rates, "of which 277 cases were registered, 90% was recovered and was discharged."

But it is recalled that the obligation to notify the home health ministry, had a case of severe respiratory problems, including pneumonia, so that this portfolio of state can provide the necessary support.

20 new confirmed cases of AH1N1

In the 20 new countries were confirmed infected with influenza A reported to health authorities. Of these, 18 correspond to Quito, Cuenca, Puyo, Manabi and Loja, and two are from Guayaquil. With these new cases the number of infected in the country stands at 284. In Puyo eight infected, including two officers, a volunteer and five conscripts Strong Military Amazonas, Shell, and the Defense Minister Javier Ponce said on Monday that quarantine premises. Health Minister, Caroline Chang, said yesterday that those infected are under medical treatment and isolated to prevent further infections, whereas in the squad there is an average of 1,100 people. "All have mild symptoms and is being conducted epidemiological fence," said Secretary of State.

Meanwhile, in Guayaquil, the cases correspond to two foreigners, who, at the time, their isolation at home, reported Eduardo Verdesoto, provincial director of Health. In Manab? also confirmed two new cases of influenza A, one of whom is a student at the Technical University of Manabi, and the other was detected in the parish of Andres Vera. (BG)