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Friday, August 9, 2013

Peru: First death from A/H3N2

Machine translated article from Latina Press :

" In the South American country of Peru first fatal case of influenza A/H3N2 has been reported on Thursday (8). According to the health authorities, a patient suffering from chronic diabetes and pneumonia 58-year-old man died in the city of Chincha, in the southern region of Ica. The hospital epidemiologist in San Jose, Marco Guerrero, warns of the risk of rapid spread and has called for drastic measures to curb the regional authorities.

According to the National Institutes of Health, this is the nation's first case of this subtype of human influenza (Fujian type). A global outbreak of 1968 was the cause of a pandemic, which was called Hong Kong flu. Are occupied, for example, transitions from pigs to humans. From 1968 to 1970 approximately 800,000 people died from the disease."

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