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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chile confirms 33 deaths from H1N1

Via Xinhua :

" Chile's Ministry of Health Wednesday confirmed that 33 people have died so far this year from the H1N1 Influenza A virus, with 12 of them in recent weeks due to an outbreak in the country's northern Tarapaca region.

Despite the deaths, Health Minister Jaime Manalich said the outbreak is under control.

"Today it appears to be under control, I say this with extreme caution. In epidemiologic week number 27, we do not have serious new cases," Manalich said at a press conference.

"We just have three patients with the flu in the intensive care unit of the hospital of the town of Iquique," said Manalich, adding "walk-in consultations due to the flu have fallen 25 percent from what we had before."

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