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Highest concentration of cases is in the age group 20-49 years. Of the 23 deaths, 20 were from patients who had chronic diseases

 
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Meeting for the dissemination of data, the Department of Health, showed that 760 cases were confirmed and 23 deaths were caused by the disease since the beginning of the year Number of cases of influenza A (H1N1) in Paraná grew 29% last week, the registration of 172 new cases
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Meeting for the dissemination of data, the Department of Health, showed that 760 cases were confirmed and 23 deaths were caused by the disease since the beginning of the year
Number of cases of influenza A (H1N1) in Paraná grew 29% last week, the registration of 172 new cases

The number of cases of influenza A (H1N1) in Paraná grew 29% last week, with a record 172 new cases. Report disclosed this Monday (16), the Department of Health shows that are now 760 confirmed cases and 23 deaths from the disease since the beginning of the year. According to the department, despite the increase in the number of cases the current epidemiological situation is not comparable to 2009. There is increased surveillance and antiviral treatment protocol for all cases of suspected flu-like illness.

The highest concentration of cases (306) is in the age group 20-49 years. Of the 23 deaths, 20 were from patients who had chronic diseases such as tuberculosis, severe asthma, cerebral palsy, obesity, among others. The other three patients died because they postponed the demand for attendance.

According to the infectious Moacir Ramos Pires, part of the State Committee of Infectious Diseases, the experience of 2009 guarantees the control of the situation this year. We learned a lot from the pandemic experienced that year. Today we know that the flu and respiratory syndromes, in general, kill, Ramos said. Besides the vaccine to priority groups, have the treatment (antiviral oseltamivir) available to any patient who has flu-like illness.

On Saturday (14) Parana received over 200,000 doses of flu vaccine. The vaccination strategy adopted by the Department of Health is to immunize groups of children between two and three years attending public institutions, special children and adults, caregivers and public daycare centers for the elderly in nursing homes and chronic patients, as the availability of doses in the municipalities . This year the Parana has already received about 2.2 million doses of vaccine for the immunization of priority groups.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Influenza A    H1N1    Influenza    Chronic diseases    The epidemiological situation    Paraná   
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