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  • Venezuela - 1,594 cases, 15 dead, 77 ARI hospitalized (7 H1N1 confirmed) - Outbreak of influenza A H1N1


    Spanish to English translation

    Increase to 85 cases of H1N1 in Venezuela
    (AFP) - 3 days ago
    CARACAS - The cases of H1N1 in Venezuela rose to 85 in recent days after an outbreak of disease in M?rida (west), where classes were temporarily suspended, said Monday the local authorities.
    "The latest figure of confirmed cases of H1N1 in the country, from 1 January until yesterday (Sunday) is 85 cases. Of these, 56 were confirmed in M?rida and three cases, although related to the state M?rida, confirmed on Saturday in Amazonas state (south), "said Deputy Minister of Health Network, Miriam Morales, the state channel VTV.
    So far, three people have died in Venezuela for H1N1 so far this year, according to Health Minister Eugenia Sader.
    In M?rida, the hardest hit, were suspended from classes on Monday to prevent the disease from spreading further. Also take other measures, such as closing nightclubs, to avoid crowds of people, according to the state governor, Marcos D?az. "School activities have been suspended because of establishing better and more effective medical filters," Diaz said in a press conference, calling for calm to the population.
    On Saturday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, also asked not to panic and hoped that the disease is not spread through the actions of local authorities.

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    Re: Increase to 85 cases of H1N1 in Venezuela

    Government of Venezuela raises to a hundred the number of cases of Flu A (H1N1)

    Mundola Venezuelan minister of Health, Eugenia Sader, added that the incidence of the illness " is very low, of 3 for every 100.000 inhabitants ". Also, he told that " the big majority " of the affected ones does not need from hospitalization. On Tuesday, the 22nd Contained March, 2011 Article Publicity Article Rules Easy Beginning Custom Ad Show Tag V4 Contextual - and - planning for Pautefacil Fin Custom Ad Show Tag V4 Contextual - and - planning for Pautefacil eplAD4 (espacio_id, type, timeout, maxAds, eplPautefacil); The Venezuelan minister of Health, Eugenia Sader, raised this Tuesday from 85 to 100 the number of affected in the country for the flu A (H1N1), of which 56 are in Merida (west), and supported in one the number of dead persons for this sprout. Sader did not confirm new deceases and repeated his determination " for transmitting to the citizenship a perception of calmness ", since, he said, the incidence of the illness " it is very low, of 3 for every 100.000 inhabitants " and " the big majority " of the affected ones does not need from hospitalization.
    only in Merida, where the classes stay suspended up to the next week, the flu brings characteristics of epidemiologic sprout, since others 46 cases in other parts of the country, all " confirmed in laboratory ", they are " punctual and inside the awaited levels ", it supported. Also he repeated that the sprout denounced by the Government last 17th, " was imported " from countries of Europe. The minister asked to the citizenship not to give credit to versions of press and to any regional authorities that they inform about a supposed increase of the mortal cases of flu A (H1N1). Sader detailed last Friday that in what goes of year three are the deceased persons in the country because of the flu A. The first victim of the year registered in the state Piece of news Esparta, which includes the tourist Caribbean island of Daisy, to the North-East of the country. Others two persons died in Merida and in Elevated place, in the north center. Local means inform that the decease of a three-year-old child in the state T?chira, bordering on Colombia, can have owed to this illness, although for the time being there is no official assertion. The flu A killed 131 persons in Venezuela from April, 2009 until January, 2010.

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      Re: Increase to 100 cases of H1N1 in Venezuela

      Source: http://english.eluniversal.com/2011/...enezuela.shtml

      Health Minister confirms 100 cases of influenza AH1N1 in Venezuela
      Eugenia Sader, the Minister of Health, confirmed that there are 100 cases of influenza AH1N1 nationwide. She said that the epidemic outbreak is restricted to the Andean M?rida state...

      ...The official added that there are confirmed cases of AH1N1 in the Capital District (12); and the states of Miranda (19); Aragua, Carabobo, Barinas, Lara, Nueva Esparta and T?chira (1); Amazonas and Anzo?tegui (3); Gu?rico (4) and M?rida (56).

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        Re: Increase to 100 cases of H1N1 in Venezuela

        Events of H1N1 in Venezuela climb to 124

        Venezuelan health authorities confirmed that 124 events of H1N1 have been recorded in Venezuela as of Wednesday.

        Minister of Health Eugenia Sader said that the Capital District has recorded 25 cases of influenza A. She added that the Venezuelan government has enough vaccines to deal with the outbreak.

        Sader reiterated that a mass vaccination plan is not scheduled. "The vaccine is only recommended for population at risk: children, pregnant women, adults over 60 years old and people with chronic diseases (high blood pressure, heart disease or cancer)."

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          Re: Increase to 124 cases of H1N1 in Venezuela

          CARACAS, Venezuela ? Venezuelan health officials say 179 people have been diagnosed with swine flu in the country.

          Health Minister Eugenia Sader says health authorities are also testing more than 200 other patients to see if they have A H1N1 swine flu.

          The number of reported cases has grown since officials announced last week that 12 people had the virus and that they believed one person had died of swine flu.

          Sader said at a news conference Thursday that all of those now being treated have "light cases" and that none of them are in intensive care units.

          Venezuelan officials in 2009 attributed dozens of deaths to swine flu.

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            Re: Increase to 179 cases of H1N1 in Venezuela

            Swine flu cases rise to more than 200 in Venezuela

            CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Venezuelan health officials say the number of confirmed swine flu cases in the country has risen to more than 200 people.

            Health Minister Eugenia Sader says 23 new cases have been diagnosed, raising the nationwide total to 202.

            Government officials have reported two deaths since an initial spate of swine flu cases were confirmed last week.

            Sader said on Friday that the most cases, 82, have been confirmed in the southwestern state of Merida. There have also been 49 people diagnosed in Caracas, along with others elsewhere in the country.

            Venezuelan officials in 2009 attributed dozens of deaths to swine flu.

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              Re: Increase to 202 cases of H1N1 in Venezuela

              Sader: There are more than 900 suspicious cases of Flu A-H1N1


              (EFE) .-The Venezuelan minister of Health, Eugenia Sader, reported today that there are 202 confirmed cases of flu AH1N1 in the country, 23 more than in the previous report, and another 900 suspects, of whom a "important" number is in Caracas.
              ? Yesterday evening we had more than 900 suspicious persons of flu A distributed in the whole territory national and concentrated especially on Merida ?, the minister revealed the journalists in the frame of a meeting of the Community of Latin-American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
              Sader was alert of the growth of positive cases in the Cardinal District, which Caracas includes, where already 49 infected ones have been confirmed, and also in the state Elevated place (center - north), which has 39 infected persons.
              Growth in Caracas
              ? It is an important volume the one that we have in Caracas, but until we do not have the definitive diagnosis I do not want to be alert ?, indicated the holder of Health after making sure that this situation was "esperable" for the ? high concentration of the population ?.

              The Venezuelan minister of Health indicated the "descent" of cases in Merida, where there registered the two only deaths of this new sprout of flu A about that he found out officially last 17th. Nevertheless, it keeps on being the state with more confirmed cases, 82. Sader opened the possibility that the suspension of classes foreseen for this week in this state gets longer ? two or three more days ? according to the "conditions" evaluated today. Between April, 2009 and January, 2010 the flu A killed 131 persons in Venezuela.

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                MOH confirmed 280 cases of H1N1 and 900 samples analyzed


                Spanish to Eng. translation

                MOH confirmed 280 cases of H1N1 and 900 samples analyzed
                Sader Minister warned growth in Caracas and Miranda State

                EL UNIVERSAL
                Saturday March 26, 2011 12:00 AM
                The Minister for Health, Eugenia Sader, said the official figures which manages the Government, show the existence of 280 confirmed cases of H1N1 virus throughout the country.

                The information was offered in the evening through the pan-regional news network Telesur, VNA reported.

                Earlier on Friday the Ministry of Health had reported 202 positive cases.

                To date, 900 cases classified as suspects are in the science phase of analysis to determine the presence or absence of virus. A large number of cases under study are related to people living in Caracas.

                "Until the last few hours we had over 900 people suspected of influenza A, distributed across the country and concentrated especially in Merida, found responsible for public health.

                Sadr warned of the growth of positive cases in the Capital District, including Caracas, where 49 have been confirmed infected, and also in Miranda (center-north), which has infected 39 people, reported Efe.

                "It's a critical mass we have in the capital, but until we get the diagnosis, I will not alert," said the head of Health after ensuring that the situation was "expected" by the "high concentration of the population." Between April 2009 and January 2010, the virus caused the deaths of 131 people across the country.

                72 hours classless

                Decree 089 issued by the Governor of Merida state, Marcos Diaz, before the epidemic outbreak of H1N1 virus will spread, especially in the suspension of classes.

                The regional president announced yesterday the suspension of activities will be extended by 72 hours (3 days) from Monday 28 March. Diaz noted that the Regional Committee of disease analysis in the state, composed of pulmonologists, epidemiologists and other specialists, he recommended extending the suspension of school activities for three consecutive days. He explained that such suspension starts on Monday 28 March at 6 am and in theory should culminate on Wednesday 30 March. Expected recommendation of specialists. NS.

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                  Venezuela - 4 Dead, 100 hospitalized, 900 suspected cases - Outbreak of influenza A H1N1

                  4 deaths and 179 confirmed cases of H1N1 virus in Venezuela


                  By Anastasia Gubin - The Epoch Times
                  Fri, 25 Mar 2011 13:03 +0000



                  The number of confirmed cases of H1N1 swine virus in Venezuela amounted to 179, while numbers increased to hundreds of new analysis and kept in 4 the deceased, reported Health Minister Eugenia Sadr at a news conference to VTV.

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                    Re: Venezuela - 4 Dead, 100 hospitalized, 900 suspected cases - Outbreak of influenza A H1N1

                    900 people suspected of having influenza A/H1N1 in Venezuela


                    Agencies in Caracas | World
                    27/03/2011 | Time Created: 22:06:36 | Last updated: 1:23:55



                    After a new outbreak in the province of Merida, classes were suspended to prevent further spread.

                    Venezuela's health authorities reported 202 confirmed cases of human influenza A/H1N1 or after a new outbreak, but officials are investigating the health status of 900 others that may also be infected.

                    The Health Minister Eugenia Sader, said of the suspects is an important number in Caracas, but the greatest number of people with the virus is recorded in the province of Merida.

                    In that city, classes were suspended to prevent further spread, plus two people have died and more than 100 patients under treatment.

                    The first outbreak of influenza A/H1N1 in the country was registered on 17 March. Authorities said the person contracted the virus in Europe. "We had (Thursday night) to more than 900 people suspected of H1N1 influenza spread throughout the country and concentrated especially in Merida," the minister revealed.

                    Sadr warned of the growth of positive cases in the Capital District, including Caracas, where 49 were confirmed as infected and also in Miranda (center-north), which has infected 39 people.

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                      Re: Venezuela - 4 Dead, 100 hospitalized, 900 suspected cases - Outbreak of influenza A H1N1

                      Yesterday 104 new cases of flu were confirmed. With this the number rises up to 384; this way it was informed by Eugenia Sader, minister of Health, who pointed out that at present 400 daily samples are analyzed in the INH.


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                        Re: Venezuela - 4 Dead, 100 hospitalized, 900 suspected cases - Outbreak of influenza A H1N1

                        Noticias de lo que pasa en Latinoamérica y del Mundo, desarrolladas minuto a minuto desde las redacciones y corresponsalías de Prensa Latina.

                        Spanish to English translation

                        Venezuela recorded 382 cases of influenza A (H1N1)
                        Caracas, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela health officials today reported 382 positive cases of influenza A (H1N1)

                        This Sunday, the country's president, Hugo Ch?vez, said that of that number 184 are state of Merida, where the outbreak began.

                        With the epidemic siege activated by the Venezuelan government, said the officer, the daily increase of disease was reduced from 48 to 35 percent.

                        In concluding his Sunday space Alo Presidente, Chavez said that this reduction is due to the battle being taken by health authorities with the people.

                        The president said, from the Palace of Miraflores, this is a difficult situation, but is under control.

                        Sector institutions, he said, are applying for free all vaccines, to prevent the spread of the virus.

                        Finally, the president urged people to maintain hygiene, like washing hands, among others, experts recommend to prevent infection.

                        Influenza A (H1N1) that emerged in 2009, was a pandemic caused by a variant of Influenza A.

                        Its main symptoms are high fever, dry cough, recurring sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, headache, chills, fatigue, eye pain, loss of appetite and trouble breathing.

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                          Re: Venezuela - 4 Dead, 100 hospitalized, 900 suspected cases - Outbreak of influenza A H1N1

                          They confirm 415 cases of flu A H1N1 in the country


                          Sader showed that 46 % of the cases is present in the state Merida, the remainder is in 19 states of the country


                          Caracas, Reporte360 - The minister of Health, Eugenia Sader, confirmed that up to the moment there register 415 cases of the virus AH1N1 in the country.

                          It showed that 46 % of the cases is present in the state Merida, the remainder is in 19 states of the country.

                          Also, he informed that till now any more deaths have not been identified because of the virus, only two deaths of last week.

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                            Re: Venezuela - 4 Dead, 100 hospitalized, 900 suspected cases - Outbreak of influenza A H1N1

                            The pregnant woman with suspect of AH1N1 died

                            Then
                            of remaining in delicate conditions of health the lady died
                            pregnant woman, yesterday to the midday, when it was treated in the Unit of
                            Taken care Intensive of the Central Hospital, like suspect of suffering
                            the virus AH1N1. This was his third pregnancy and his baby also
                            he died
                            The woman
                            with 33 weeks of gestation, which was sent of a private center
                            of Columbus he died yesterday on Monday in the UCI. The lady was deposited
                            last Saturday in hours of the night in the room of urgencies of
                            Central hospital.



                            For his
                            serious conditions of health the same one was sent to the UCI of
                            hospital where it remained up to the midday of this Monday when
                            he died. It was known that his decease took place for the picture
                            respiratory severe that it presented, which makes her suspect of
                            flu AH1N1.
                            In hours
                            of yesterday morning on Monday the authorities of the Central Hospital of
                            St Kitts they had announced the presence of a case
                            suspect of flu AH1N1 who was being treated as the best
                            possible form from the weekend, according to the doctor Joel
                            Contreras, the director of this welfare center.


                            Contreras
                            he told that last week four patients were attended with
                            symptoms similar to those of AH1N1, the same ones were studied,
                            the samples took him and three of them were sent to his houses,
                            nevertheless the pregnant lady who had being attended in one
                            private center, it presented a quite worrying symptomatology and
                            she had to be hospitalized, and then gone on to the room of taken care
                            intensive.

                            " We
                            we want to say to the population that the flu AH1N1 is of care and
                            when they present strong symptomatology go to the medical consultation,
                            without automedicarse, especially the pregnant women, since the statistics
                            they say to us that three persons who die for AH1N1, one of them one is
                            pregnant woman ".

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                              Re: Venezuela - 5 Dead, 100 hospitalized, 900 suspected cases - Outbreak of influenza A H1N1

                              34 new suspicions of A H1N1

                              The alert continues. In Zulia they wait for the arrival of 34 suspicious samples of flu A H1N1, sent to the National Institute of Hygiene Dr. Rafael Rangel (INHRR) for his analysis, reported Nelly Barboza, epidemi?logo regionally. He told that up to the date there have been sent 60 samples, of which 22 have turned out to be negative and four prints. He added that in the next days they will receive the results. In the country the number of positive cases is supported in 415.

                              It highlighted that although the results have not come, already they took the measures applying the epidemiologic encirclement and placing treatment to the suspicious cases. It recommended to the population of risk to come to the centers of health of the state to be immunized, that is to say persons older than 60 years, children than six to 11 months, pregnant women and patients inmunosuprimidos.

                              Maria Moreno, regional secretary of Health, indicated that every person who should come to a center of health with respiratory symptoms immediately takes the sample to discard the presence of the virus.


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