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With the new records of Parana, rising to 51 the number of deaths from influenza in southern Brazil

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The total number of deaths caused by H1N1 influenza virus this year in Parana rose from five to 13, according to updated report on the afternoon of Monday (25) by the State Department of Health

With eight new cases registered by the Parana, rising to 51 the number of deaths caused by influenza A (H1N1) swine flu - in the South Region in 2012. In Santa Catarina, which should promote a new report tomorrow (26), 33 people have died. In Rio Grande do Sul, five. The three states recorded a total of 571 confirmed cases.

The Parana 13 deaths caused by influenza A have been recorded since the month of March in ten cities from different regions of the state: Pinhais (3), Curitiba (2), Ponta Grossa (1), São Mateus do Sul (a ) Astorga (1), Apucarana (1), Cornelius Procopio (1), Tibagi (1), Captain Leônidas Marques (1) and Siqueira (1).

Of the 13 cases, eleven occurred this month. The winter, which opened on Sept. 20, facilitates the movement of several subtypes of influenza virus. As a newsletter published by the secretariat, the age group of patients who died ranged between 16 and 70 years of age.

"The deaths may be associated with late diagnosis"
According to the coordinator of the Situation Room, which tracks cases in Paraná, Angela Maron, deaths may be associated with late diagnosis.

The Central Laboratory of the Parana is analyzing about 100 samples per day, including weekends. The test takes 72 hours to get ready.

The Ministry of Health directs doctors to prescribe the antiviral drug Tamiflu, known as Tamiflu, to all patients who present flu-like illness framework, even before the results of tests or signs of worsening, as protoloco updated in 2011.

Symptoms of flu syndrome are simultaneous emergence of fever, cough or sore throat, headache, muscle aches or joint pain

Brazil is immunized from the beginning of May this year, 25.1 million people against influenza, according to table the National Immunization Program. The number equates to 83.3% of the audience, consisting of elderly, children 6 months to 2 years, pregnant women, health professionals and Indians.

Among the guidelines to guard against the flu virus are to wash your hands several times a day, avoid touching the face with his hands and protect your cough and sneezes with disposable tissue. In case of flu-like illness, the orientation is to find a health service as soon as possible.

   Palavras-chave:   Influenza H1N1    Swine Flu    Paraná    South Region    Subtypes of influenza virus    Winter   
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