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Athletes participate in state championship suspended after death and confirmation of infection of 4 other girls on the same team

 
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Report issued by the Central Laboratory of the State pointed out that there was the presence of influenza B virus in samples taken from young.
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Report issued by the Central Laboratory of the State pointed out that there was the presence of influenza B virus in samples taken from young.

The Department of Health of Paraná confirmed influenza was the cause of death of an athlete 14 years, on Saturday (03), Toledo, Western region of the state. The report was issued by the Central Laboratory of the State on the afternoon of Monday (5) and pointed out that there was the presence of influenza virus B, which causes flu in samples of youth.

Preliminary report, the patient had flu-like symptoms before they even arrive in Toledo, on Wednesday (31), and may have acquired the disease in Castro, the city where he lived.

According to the Department of Health, there was a period of at least 72 hours between onset of symptoms and treatment. The patient began to be medicated on Friday (02), when it was routed first to the health service. On Saturday (03), the athlete has returned to the hospital in serious condition and had to be sent to the Intensive Care Unit, where he died.

Three other samples from the same team of fellow athletes were also positive for Influenza B. The four girls participated in the Paranaense Championship Basketball Women's Under-15, which would be held between July 31 and August 4 in the city of Toledo. After the death of the young and the registration of other athletes with flu-like symptoms, the competition was suspended as directed by the 20th Regional Health

According to the Superintendent of Health Surveillance, Sezifredo Peace, reinforces the guidance for people to seek medical attention as soon as the first symptoms show. There is little flu or flu weak. Every case should be treated as soon as possible. Therefore, everyone should be aware of the symptoms, explains.

Until this Monday, 1,162 influenza cases were recorded in Paraná. Most were caused by influenza virus A (H1N1) and influenza B, which together 86% of the total cases.

The new report released by the secretariat brings two more confirmed deaths from influenza in counties Madaguari and Araucaria. The deaths occurred between 12 and 23 July. With this rises to 47 the number of flu deaths recorded this year.

The new deaths were of patients who had chronic illnesses that contributed to the worsening of the clinical condition of patients. Although they were entitled, either did not take the flu vaccine in public health.

Source: Isaude.net
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