Influenza A H1N1 cases increase in Santa Cruz, but hospitalizations decrease

cases of Influenza A H1N1 continues “in apparent growth” According to the latest report by Carlos Hurtado, Epidemiology Manager of the Departmental Health Service (Cedes), in the Santa Cruz Department. However, there was encouraging news too, as over the weekend, five patients battling complications of the disease in intensive care units (UTIs) were discharged.

“As of Friday we had 15 patients in intensive care, but over the weekend, five of them have recovered and has been medically discharged,” Hurtado said.

expert explained Three out of 10 patients admitted in ICU are children, two are older adults and the other five are between the ages of 15 and 59. Two older adults and one young adult have underlying diseases that complicate their condition. Furthermore, most of them had not received the influenza vaccine.

Hurtado also pointed out that there has been a decrease in the number of patients in hospitalized rooms. From 35 to 31 during the weekend. Of these patients, 18 had not received the influenza vaccine.

On the other hand, it turned out that epidemiology week number 19 ended with a Total 161 positive cases of influenza, the highest figure recorded so far this year. As on date, there are a total of 949 cases out of which 226 are still active.

In this sense, Hurtado indicated that Positivity rate increased to 40%, Therefore, he stressed the importance of implementing preventive measures such as vaccination, filters in schools and biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

Regarding vaccination, he said that during the last week Vaccinated 22,732 peopleThis year is the highest ever, with an average of about 3,000 people vaccinated per day.


Regarding dengue, Hurtado said that disease under control in the department and does not represent a public health problem. He, however, said that once the rains start, it will start thinking about the next four months. Currently, there are no cases of hospitalization or death from this disease.

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