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H1N1 influenza has claimed the lives of 38 people in Argentina

Thursday, July 25th 2013 - 02:41 UTC
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So far all victims have been in the high-risk group So far all victims have been in the high-risk group

The H1N1 Influenza A virus has claimed the lives of 38 people so far this year in Argentina, a regional health official said this week, following the confirmation of two more deaths in the western province of San Juan.

A representative of the San Juan Ministry of Health, Mauricio Diaz, confirmed the latest two deaths to the press.

Diaz did not reveal the identities of the victims, but indicated they were in the high-risk group, which includes those struggling with a chronic disease, such as diabetes, the elderly, pregnant women, children under two, and those with a weak immune system.

According to official figures, 13 of the 38 victims lived in the province of Buenos Aires, while nine in Cordoba, five in Santa Fe, three in Rio Negro, two in the capital Buenos Aires, two in San Juan, and one each in Catamarca, La Pampa, Mendoza and La Rioja.

As many as 626 people died in Argentina during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic that first brought the severe flu to the attention of the public and health authorities.

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  • yankeeboy

    Unsanitary and poorly equipped hospitals.
    Don't they know there is a vaccine?
    I guess there are not enough syringes or the ability to import.

    Jul 25th, 2013 - 12:21 pm 0
  • ChrisR

    But until they exceed 626, it won't be any worse: unless you happen to be one of the victims of TMBOA and her new “model” society.

    That’s the one where everybody other than TMBOA can go stuff themselves because she is alright.

    Jul 25th, 2013 - 02:01 pm 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I was in the military when the Swine Flu made it's first appearance back in the mid 70s.....killed a few soldiers in Dix and we all were viruses back then. The Army was larger 1.9 million active. over 200 died from the vaccinations.

    Jul 25th, 2013 - 03:21 pm 0
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