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Uruguay reports first death of A/H1N1 virus influenza

Tuesday, June 30th 2009 - 15:03 UTC
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The first death was a 60 year old woman which suffered from other complications. The first death was a 60 year old woman which suffered from other complications.

Uruguay confirmed the first death of the A/H1N1 virus influenza and two more hospitalized cases, which have been described as in “critical situation”. The victim is a 60 year old woman who died in a government managed hospital on Monday

However the official report from the Public Health Ministry also indicates that the patient “suffered of serious multiple organ failures, and lab tests confirmed the presence of the A/H1N1 virus”

Authorities also expressed concern regarding two cases in the interior of the country, one of them a young pregnant woman. Another twelve cases are under intense monitoring.

The release “reiterates that this kind of situation is frequent in winter time, it’s present every year and does depend on a specific pandemic virus” and insists that any extreme conclusion is closely linked to multi-organic developments and grave conditions arising from infectious processes, no matter it’s aetiology”.

“In all cases with the A/virus flu we are following, there are other chronic diseases or malfunctions complicating the clinical picture of patients”, said Jorge Basso, Uruguay’s National Health Director.

According to the latest WHO report, dated June 29th, Uruguay has 195 cases.

Categories: Health & Science, Uruguay.

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