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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Venezuela confirms 100 new cases of A/H1N1 influenza

Via Xinhua :

" At least 100 new cases of the A/H1N1 influenza have been confirmed in Venezuela this year, Venezuelan Health Minister Eugenia Sader said on Tuesday.

He said that three of each 10,000 people are vulnerable toward infection of this particular type of infleunza, Sader said at a press conference, and urged all Venezuelan with symptoms of this disease to immediately report to health centers. The A/H1N1 infleunza can be deadly if not treated early.

She also said vaccinations are only authorized for children and elders, which are considered the groups of people most vulnerable to the virus, but ruled out any need for the government to issue an epidemiological alert."

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