Fourth Flu virus death, 35 hospitalized

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A ‘SITUATION ROOM’  has been set up at the  Social Security Fund (CSS facility in Clayton, following another two deaths from  influenza A (H1N1), bringing the total so far to four ,with 35 people hospitalized.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) epidemiology department disclosed the deaths of a woman of 59 years and a man 36, in the intensive care unit of the Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital Complex Dr. Rudick Kant, head of Epidemiology, said that the male patient lived in José Domingo Espinar, while the woman  living in Juan Diaz, had other hematologic complications.

Health clinics are extending hours to provide vaccinations.

Signs and symptoms caused by influenza include fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose. In children  it can cause otitis media, nausea and vomiting. The duration is approximately 3 to 7 days.

Complications from influenza virus most common are: pneumonia, bronchopneumonia or bronchiolitis, sinusitis, otitis media.

 

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