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Increases to 23 the number of deaths from the flu in Rio Grande do Sul

The state, which accounted for 67 deaths last year, is conducting educational campaigns throughout winter

 
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Circus group Cia Laughter during approach to the delivery of explanatory sketches on influenza A
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Circus group Cia Laughter during approach to the delivery of explanatory sketches on influenza A

There are already 23 the number of deaths caused by influenza A in RS. Throughout the state have been 160 confirmed cases of the disease, according to data released this week.

To minimize the effects of the flu, which killed 67 people last year in the state, the state Department of Health (SES) has been conducting various educational campaigns. On Friday (19), an action happens in the Democratic corner in Porto Alegre. From 17h to 19h the circus group Cia Laughter address the public through skits explanatory, dissemination of preventive measures and distribution of informational materials.

Share this format being developed by SES throughout winter. The next one will be August 9 (eve of the weekend of Father's Day). The company will work to Bus Porto Alegre. The Rio Grande do Sul registered last year 52 800 hospital admissions for influenza and pneumonia. Of these, more than 13 000 occurred in the months of July and August, which represents 25.5% of the total.

Beside vaccination and treatment, prevention is one of the focal points of the face to the flu in the state. The label called flu is a simple, but important to prevent the spread of the disease. Between care that stand out is the protection of the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, preferably covering it with the bend of the elbow, avoiding the use of hands. The virus to be expelled, can be deposited on any surface which survives for a period of time.

The Secretariat also underscores the importance of washing hands frequently with soap and water or using alcohol gel, and avoid places with high concentrations of people (school, public transport, shopping centers, etc.) if you are having symptoms.

Source: Isaude.net
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