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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Panama : Minsa confirms case of A(H1N1) flu in minor

An article from Prensa :

" The Epidemiological Surveillance System of the Metropolitan Region of Health has confirmed the first case of A(HINI) influenza in a minor.

The child, a little over two and a half years old, is now out of danger, and has returned to her home.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) in a press release in which it was emphasized that the entity had ordered the 14 health regions of the country to activate epidemiological surveillance systems.

That warning was issued by the Department of Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control of the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), with the aim of identifying possible outbreaks of the A(H1N1) flu in several countries throughout the region.

In response to the confirmation of this first case, health institutions in Panama are beefing up awareness campaigns about the importance of hand-washing as the most efficient way to reduce the transmission of this disease."

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