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    First confirmed case of H1N1 in the island

    The person was infected during a trip on a cruise ship


    By The Associated Press

    SAN JUAN - Gov. Luis Fortuño today confirmed the first case of influenza A H1N1 virus in Puerto Rico.

    Accompanied by Health Secretary-designate, Owner Jaime Rivera, the chief executive indicated that the person was infected during a trip on a cruise ship, which arrived last Sunday.

    "We have confirmed the first case of swine flu in Puerto Rico. He is a person who returned on a boat cruise on Sunday, "Fortuño said during a news conference cited the late afternoon.

    "The infection occurred on board a cruise ship here in the Caribbean," explained.

    The Governor said that the health team is to this "fully activated".

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  • #2
    Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 6

    Source: http://www.primerahora.com/diario/no...la_isla/304781

    Six cases positive to the virus on the island AH1N1
    Sunday, June 7, 2009
    Updated 30 minutes ago (06:53 PM)
    Sara M. Justice Doll / First Time

    Six cases positive to the virus in the island AH1N1


    Health Secretary Jaime Rivera Dueño, reported today that the test results sent to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta (CDC) of suspected cases of the virus, confirmed six positive cases in Puerto Rico.

    These six people had traveled to Florida, Texas, New York and Santo Domingo. Thus, it is understood to be infected with swine flu in those jurisdictions.

    Those infected are people from one to 58 years, among whom are two under-one years and six years. It was noted that belong to the regions of Bayamón, Caguas and San Juan Ponce.

    Owner Rivera reported that these people are out of danger, not in the hospital and were treated.

    Investigating another 11 suspected cases

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    • #3
      Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 7

      Source: http://www.adn.es/sociedad/20090611/...-muestras.html

      Google translation:
      Analyzed 32 samples of suspected cases of influenza A in Puerto Rico

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      The secretary of the Department of Health of Puerto Rico, Jaime Rivera Dueño, reported today that his agency is working on an analysis of 32 samples collected on the island suspected of carrying influenza A.


      Owner Rivera noted that the 32 samples were sent and the Center for Disease Control and Disease Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English), Atlanta (USA) to confirm whether the cases of influenza A.

      "People are stable, but have been treated as if they AH1N1 for virus prevention. We can not predict anything until these cases are confirmed," said Rivera Dueño at a press conference.

      The official stressed that it has not yet been recorded in Puerto Rico no case of infection from person to person and that the 7 cases and confirmed on the island are for individuals who were infected abroad.


      The governor, Luis Fortuño, for his part stressed that the country is ready to face the disease and that all agencies have established their own protocols.

      The first case of influenza A was confirmed in Puerto Rico on May 25, a man of 39 years who traveled the Caribbean on board a cruise.

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      • #4
        Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 12

        Source: http://www.univision.com/contentroot...d/7972268.html

        Five new cases of swine flu in Puerto Rico

        June 12 2009, 06:29 pm ET

        SAN JUAN (AP) - The government of Puerto Rico on Friday reported five new cases of swine flu, bringing to 12 those reported so far.

        Health Secretary Jaime Rivera Owner, said that new cases confirmed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are a group of 12 samples sent by the local agency last week.

        "So far, we have confirmed 12 cases of influenza AH1N1. We continue to expect from the 32 samples that were sent this week. While still dominates the influenza season in the confirmation of cases, the trend is to continue reporting on the rise new cases, "the official said in a statement.

        Owner Rivera said that four of the five reported cases have history of traveling or residing in United States and therefore could not be established have been infected in Puerto Rico.

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        • #5
          Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 22

          Source: http://www.caribbeannewsdigital.com/...la_influenza_a

          Google translation:

          Puerto Rico: 22 confirmed cases of Influenza A
          Source: The Truth
          Wednesday, 24/06/2009

          Puerto Rico. The number of people who have become ill from influenza A in this area amounted to 22 and are being analyzed further 40 suspected cases, said the Health Secretary, Owner Jaime Rivera, adding that most of the infections occurred outside the island, Except for a minor where there are doubts about where he contracted the virus.

          All the sick, the official said, "are stable and none had to be hospitalized."

          The first case of influenza A was confirmed in Puerto Rico on May 25, at 39 years of a man who roamed the Caribbean aboard a cruise.

          Puerto Rican authorities have stressed from the outset that they have the means to cope with an epidemic on the island.

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          • #6
            Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 22

            Source: http://sdpnoticias.com/sdp/contenido/2009/07/14/445048

            Puerto Rico reports first human death from influenza
            Today 12:11 --

            San Juan, 14 Jul (Notimex) .- The governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuño, today reported the first death on the island because of the human influenza, as well as 35 confirmed cases of the disease and 290 probable cases.

            Indicated that the first fatal victim of influenza was a man of 27 years, who was treated at a hospital in Bayamon, a town next to San Juan, where he presented acute respiratory problems and asthma. Furthermore it is presumed that he had inhaled toxic gases.

            The governor also reported that increased health alert on H1N109 virus that causes human influenza, category four and five to serve and protect citizens.

            He assured that the disease is no longer limited only to isolated cases of passengers who left Puerto Rico.

            He recalled that at the start of influenza cases pertained only to people from outside, but "now it is obvious that we are experiencing contagion from person to person."

            Fortuño said that there are high-risk individuals who may become infected with the virus and referred to cancer patients, who recommended measures for prevention and bear mask or use tissues.

            The governor suggested that Puerto Ricans change in their behavior patterns to try to avoid infection and recommended and not shake hands or kiss in greeting.

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            • #7
              Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 35; 1 death

              Source: http://www.fox2now.com/news/nationwo...,7932614.story

              Puerto Rico reports 1st swine flu death; 8 other deaths being evaluated
              By Associated Press
              3:56 PM CDT, July 14, 2009

              SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is reporting the U.S. island's first death from swine flu, and another eight deaths are being investigated.

              The Health Department says the victim was a 27-year-old man who had a history of asthma. He died July 6 but the cause was not confirmed until Tuesday.

              Puerto Rico's chief epidemiologist, Johnny Rullan, says 35 local cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Another 290 potential cases are still being evaluated.

              Gov. Luis Fortuno says authorities are seeing the person-to-person spread of the virus in the Caribbean island of nearly 4 million inhabitants. He is urging anyone with flu-like symptoms to seek treatment immediately.
              "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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              • #8
                Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 35; 1 death

                Source: http://www.primerahora.com/diario/no...fluenza/316101



                Fatal influenza

                Luis Fortuño The governor made the announcement yesterday, showing regret, during a press conference. (Primera Hora / Andre Kang)
                Wednesday, 15 July 2009
                Rosita Marrero / First Time

                It confirmed what we already knew.

                Prior to the governor Luis Fortuño the first officially reported case of death from swine flu, had already transcended the death of at least Alondra Negron Matos, 27, occurred at the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, in which case such as Primera Hora reported no followed the protocols.

                "Yesterday we met to analyze the potential cases of swine flu. Yesterday we had no data. It is clear from the evidence that the infection is no longer limited to travelers. It is now obvious that we have an infection from person to person. Today we confirmed a death, "the Governor said yesterday in a press conference at which were present the Secretary of Health, Longo Quiñones de Concepción, the director of the Office of Biosafety, Rafael Burgos; and Director of the Agency State Emergency Management and Disaster Management, Heriberto Saurí.

                But death to which he referred is not the lark, but a couple of police Bayamón who was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which had a history of asthma, was a smoker, inhaled toxic gases, had pneumonia and gave positive the virus.

                First Time As noted, although the case of Alondra had not been diagnosed as flu AH1N1, it had a positive influenza A. According to the state epidemiologist, Johnny Rullan, but are not the results, it seems that might be swine flu. "The couple is being investigated to determine influenza, it is likely to be swine flu," he said.

                In this way, the authorities confirmed it was an open secret that there was a proliferation of cases of lung throughout the island who were raising the concern of the medical community and employees of the hospitals that it was triggering the epidemic.

                Fortuño The governor raised the alert level of the category four and five, so that hospitals, doctors, parents and citizens take the health and safety measures that are required in these cases, being one of the main hand washing, use of masks and scarves to maintain health and a distance of six feet with an infected person.

                Currently, there are 35 confirmed cases of swine flu in Puerto Rico, but the state epidemiologist, Johnny Rullan, explained that the Center for Disease Control United States (CDC) estimates that for every patient who seeks treatment there are 40 not documented.

                The epidemiology specialist said that, according to data collected around 90% in the possibility that suspected cases be swine flu.
                Emergency Reunion

                Yesterday was an emergency meeting late pneumologists between a group of all hospitals have responded to these cases, the Association of infectologists Rullán and in the Department of Health to have a clearer picture of the profile of contagion.

                It was not until yesterday that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) Health authorized the establishment of a laboratory for analysis and corroboration of the cases in Puerto Rico.

                "We achieved that allows the CDC to test locally and weekends 12 samples were analyzed, of which nine were confirmed positive, 15 and 12 were confirmed," said the Governor.

                "There is another element. Michigan has seen an exponential increase. Puerto Rico is behaving the same way. We have raised the alert level of the category four and five, to meet the emergency, "said Fortuño.

                Although the next level of alert would be the level 6, which would be a declaration of an emergency, Rull said that the authorities can control the situation.

                "It is not a new disease. We know the agent (the cause) and we can control it, "he said.
                Symptoms

                The Secretary of Health indicated that the symptoms that people have to be vigilant and could lead to suspicion that these were the AH1N1 are: first, if you feel a severe headache, fever of 38 degrees Celsius; pain throat, runny nose and difficulty breathing.

                "There may be vomiting and diarrhea. It is important to identify the symptoms of severe headache, fever and difficulty breathing, "he added.

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                • #9
                  Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 35; 2 deaths

                  Source: http://www.primerahora.com/diario/no...porcina/316223

                  google translation:

                  15-07-09 | World>
                  Second confirmed death from swine flu
                  Wednesday, 15 July 2009
                  Updated 24 minutes ago (03:36 PM)
                  Associated Press

                  Governor Luis Fortuño now the second confirmed death from swine flu.

                  "From yesterday to today confirmed an additional death related to influenza AH1N1," Fortuño said in a press conference at La Fortaleza.

                  "We are talking about something that suspected cases rose from 290 to 305, but the number of confirmed cases remains at 35 confirmed cases," stressed the president.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 86; 7 deaths

                    Source: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/256/story/501767.html

                    Seventh death from swine flu in Puerto Rico
                    The Associated Press

                    SAN JUAN - The government confirmed on Monday the seventh death linked to the swine influenza virus and announced that the total of confirmed infections rose to 86, some 36 more than in those reported on Sunday.

                    "Probably most of these 86 cases are reported and confirmed infections have overcome the disease and have been cured," said state epidemiologist, Johnny Rullan, in a statement.

                    The official also indicated that there were 19 other deaths being investigated because they might be related to the influenza A H1N1.

                    Meanwhile, the number of probable cases rose from 656 to 830.

                    It also found that the average daily death toll this is two per day, equivalent to about 14 per week.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 126; 9 deaths

                      Source: http://www.primerahora.com/diario/no...la_isla/318680

                      Google translation:

                      Health confirmed one more death by swine influenza on the island
                      Saturday, July 25, 2009
                      Updated 2 hours ago (05:40 PM)



                      The Secretary of the Department of Health, Longo Quiñones de Concepción and the state epidemiologist, Johnny Rullan, reported today that it has joined a death due to swine influenza virus, which now gives a total of nine deaths.

                      The results of recent tests conducted in the laboratory of the Department of Health to confirm infection with influenza A H1N1 virus showed that the number of confirmed cases stood at 126. Meanwhile, the number of probable infections rose from 1.504 to 1.597.

                      The number of deaths are under investigation by health authorities to determine whether in fact related to the virus remained at 22, according to the press release.

                      The projections of both physicians remain the same, the match confirmed that the numbers have already been treated and cured, while trends in the number of cases remains the same, I mean that in the coming weeks there should be a decrease in cases of citizens continue to take necessary preventive measures to avoid contagion.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 129; 9 deaths

                        Source: http://www.notiuno.com/2009/07/noven...s-en-el-mundo/

                        Google translation:

                        Ninth victim of H1N1 Influenza A place to fifth place in Puerto Rico for more deaths in the world

                        July 27, 2009 by Editor

                        Are now nine confirmed deaths in Puerto Rico who were positive for the H1N1 influenza A virus.

                        Furthermore, it transpired that the number of confirmed infected in the island rose to 129 and the suspect is now in 1640.


                        This was reported by officials in the Department of Health, Dr. Longo Quiñones de Concepción, interim secretary, and the state epidemiologist, Johnny Rullán. Meanwhile let know that the number of deaths are under investigation by health authorities to determine whether in fact related to the virus remains at 22.

                        On the other hand Puerto Rico is the fifth largest in the world among countries that have reported the highest number of fatalities in proportion to its population size.

                        This emerges from data on confirmed deaths attributed to the pandemic and collected by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) to date yesterday, and the estimated population that registers the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA, its acronym in English) from United States.

                        According to data published by the ECDC, the country with more deaths reported by AH1N1 relative to its population size is Uruguay, where its 3.5 million inhabitants have been reported 21 deaths (6 deaths per million inhabitants). Chile followed with 79 deaths among its 16.6 million inhabitants (4.8), Costa Rica in third place with 16 deaths among 4.3 million people (3.8) and Argentina in fourth place with 137 cases for 41 million inhabitants (3.3).

                        In fifth place is Puerto Rico, with 2.3 deaths per million inhabitants. Puerto Rico has 3.9 million inhabitants. A Puerto Rico follows with 47 deaths in Australia 21.2 million.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 129; 10 deaths

                          Source: http://www.primerahora.com/diario/no...porcina/319049

                          Already there are 10 deaths from swine flu
                          Tuesday, 28 July 2009
                          Updated 16 minutes ago (04:38 PM)
                          Associated Press

                          Deaths due to swine influenza virus rose to 10 today, informed the health authorities in reporting that daily make the governor Luis Fortuño.

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                          The latest death linked to influenza AH1N1 was one of the 25 cases of suspicious deaths that were investigated, so now that figure dropped to 24.

                          Meanwhile, in a statement of the strength was reported that the number of confirmed infection with the virus rose to 135, five more than those reported on Monday. Probable infections rose 1.674 to 1.706.

                          On Tuesday morning, the Governor announced the appointment of surgeon Iván González Cancel as Secretary of Health to replace Jame Dueño Rivera, who stepped down in late June before the rejection by the majority in the Senate novoprogresista.

                          Until Tuesday, Dr. Quiñones de Concepción Longo held the interim secretariat of way, and along the state epidemiologist, Johnny Rullan, was commissioned to address the health emergency caused by the outbreak of swine flu.

                          Cancel Gonzalez stated that one of its priorities to reach the Department of Health will be addressing the epidemic, which said it will rely on teamwork of the staff of the agency.

                          "I am sure that the Health Department can count on professionals who are as good or better than me" is only said when asked what measures implemented to handle the situation.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Puerto Rico: Confirmed case of A/H1N1- 135; 12 deaths

                            Source: http://www.timesoftheinternet.com/espanol/52197.html

                            Suman 12 deaths from influenza A H1N1 in Puerto Rico

                            SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 4 --

                            The Department of Health reported a total of 12 deaths from influenza A H1N1 in the country.

                            As stated by the Minister of Health appointed, Iván González Cancel, the Puerto Rican newspaper El Vocero, with recently confirmed the two deaths, the number of deaths that are suspected to be related to the H1N1 virus may have increased from 16 to 23. "

                            Therefore, he urged people to remain vigilant to observe the basic hygiene measures such as washing hands frequently with soap and water, using disinfectant products for the hands, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, use tissues, and avoid physical contact unnecessary.

                            He also suggested frequently exposed surfaces clean and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (1.83 meters) of patients infected.

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