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Curitiba second confirms first death from H1N1 and influenza B

Health officials warn of need for early treatment of influenza frames, even without confirmation of the virus

 
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Municipal Secretary of Health has strengthened the monitoring of flu cases in Curitiba and is warning doctors about the importance of prescription medicine Oseltamvir
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Municipal Secretary of Health has strengthened the monitoring of flu cases in Curitiba and is warning doctors about the importance of prescription medicine Oseltamvir

The Municipal Secretary of Health confirmed on Friday (05) the second death from influenza A (H1N1) influenza B and the first this year in Curitiba. The victim of the flu, a woman of 44 years, died on June 27 and was associated with a severe influenza pneumonia. Already the first death from influenza B was a 40 year old man who died on June 29 and had immunodeficiency.

On day 6, the department had confirmed the first death from H1N1 in the city. The victim was a child of 6 months, who died on May 31.

The director of the department of Epidemiology, Moacir Pires Ramos, alert to the need to treat early flu-like frames, regardless of the confirmation of the type of virus. Not only is the flu that worries health professionals. There are three variations of influenza that are circulating. Influenza A H1N1, A H3N2 and Influenza B, informs.

According to him, people who have symptoms such as fever above 38 degrees, sore throat and cough should seek immediate medical attention to start the medication Oseltamivir (Tamiflu). Associated with these symptoms can appear even headache, muscle pain, joint pain and diarrhea.

Oseltamivir is available in all basic health units and the Emergency Care Units 24 Hours of Curitiba and is distributed free to the public even when prescribed by a private physician.

Source: SECRETARIA DE SAÚDE PA
   Palavras-chave:   Death from H1N1    H1N1    Influenza B death    Influenza B    SES Curitiba    Flu    Moacir Pires Ramos   
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