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Disease Outbreak News

Friday, May 22, 2009

Paraguay: first confirmed case of H1N1

According to the World Health Organization, there are a total of 9830 infected in 40 countries, of which 79 died, these data did not include Paraguay.

Paraguayan health authorities reported the first case of swine flu in the country in an adult woman who had recently returned from New York.

The Director of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Public Health of Paraguay, Iv├ín Allende, said the official test “confirmed the preliminary result that were from a ” private laboratory “, but clarified that he will send a sample to the U.S. to take total certainty that it is the virus H1N1.

In South America only remain free of the influenza Venezuela, Bolivia and Uruguay.

The most affected are Colombia, which already has 12 positive cases, and Chile, where, as president, Michelle Bachelet said, 10 patients have been reported and as a precaution five schools were closed in the capital.

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Travel Notices - CDC Travelers' Health