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Ministry of Health will send staff to analyze deaths from H1N1 in Sao Paulo

 
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SES will expand the distribution points of Tamiflu, a drug used to combat viruses
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SES will expand the distribution points of Tamiflu, a drug used to combat viruses

The cases of deaths from influenza A (H1N1) - swine flu, in São Paulo, will be analyzed by the Ministry of Saúde.Na Tuesday (21) during the presentation of measures to combat the disease, the Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha, announced that it will send a technical team to the state. Until May 12, there were 388 cases of the disease, with 61 deaths across the country. Of these, 55 were in the state of São Paulo. The number represents 90% of deaths involving the virus Influenza A (H1N1) recorded in the country.

The anticipation of virus circulation before the arrival of cold weather, according to the ministry, is one of the hypotheses for the high number of deaths in São Paulo. The State Department of Health, however, issued a statement attributing the fact to be a function of the state's most populous country. What ever justify larger numbers of cases of any disease in relation to other states, "says the note.

To intensify the fight against the virus, the health units in São Paulo will keep the flu vaccination until Aug. 29. According to the partial balance of the state government, released on Friday (17), 7.1 million people, of whom 3.8 million over the age of 60, had already been imunizadas.Também will be the expansion of distribution points of oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu), a medication used to combat the virus.

The orientation is that doctors prescribe Tamiflu within 48 hours after symptom onset, without waiting for laboratory results or signs of worsening in all people who are part of the risk group and showing symptoms of flu-like illness and severe acute respiratory syndrome Grave (SARS) - as children under two years, pregnant women, postpartum women, indigenous people who live in villages, elderly, obese and chronically ill.

Padilla appealed for states and municipalities to facilitate access to medication, asking that it be made available in all health facilities in emergency care units (PSUs), in emergency rooms, streamlining the prescription by a health professional . The Ministry of Health ensures the distribution of this drug [Tamiflu] for free, and all states are filled, said Padilla. The medicine is offered for free in the public and reduces the complications and deaths from influenza A. The patient must have a prescription issued by professionals from public and private network.

During the swing, Padilla announced measures to tackle the flu, including the allocation of £ 30 million to the states of São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná, which record the highest number of cases of the disease . São Paulo will receive the most: U.S. $ 12.7 million. To Rio Grande do Sul were made available £ 5.6 million, Santa Catarina will receive £ 5.4 million and Paraná, U.S. $ 6.7 million.

According to the classification of the World Health Organization (WHO), influenza virus A (H1N1) is classified as common flu, like other types of flu viruses, (such as A and B seasonal). Only severe cases, characterized as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), are reported. In 2012, the state of São Paulo, 676 cases were confirmed for influenza virus. Of these, 371 were confirmed for the H1N1 virus, with 74 deaths.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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