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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:47 PM
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Default Suspected A/H1N1 death in Concordia, Entre Rios

Source: http://www.cndigital.com.ar/ver_noti...?id_nota=10460

29-06-2009 | 14:25

Alert in the city for the spread of the disease.
Concordia: was the first death of a suspected case of influenza A.

Today, about 8 am, she was aware of the death of a person who was a suspected case of influenza A in Concord. While the person is from the Federation and would Zárate arrived last Friday, was placed in the Sanatorio Garat our city since Friday, and passed to intensive care on Saturday. This is a man of 50 years, a member of Coast Guard Argentina, which suffered from symptoms consistent with influenza H1N1 influenza, which had conducted the studies that were sent to the Institute Malbrán of Buenos Aires. The patient suffered a severe pneumonia box.
The information was confirmed by Dr. Alberto Rotman to Central News.

Rotman told here that "today the eight patients who died had entered the Hospital three days ago, came in a delicate state of both lungs breathing problems, was transferred by ambulance from the province of Buenos Aires, is a man who works Prefecture, came in bad condition, and was isolated and taken all measures, through the organizational patterns of public health. "

The doctor went on to say that "the pattern of the patient was worse on Saturday to step therapy, yesterday entered into respirator died today," said Rotman.

He clarified that "we do not yet have the accurate diagnosis, if he died or not influenza, but they were all suspected, the samples were sent by Public Health Malbrán, but this is an Institute that receives all the samples from the country, which is completely packed, "he explained.

He also mentioned that "this is a very severe pandemic, this was a young man, strong, with no previous illness was not immunosuppressed, and notice how leapfrogging, as it marks this disease remarked.

Even, there are three people working with him "that present similar pictures, hopefully not spend anything," he explained.

As for the disease, said "we all thought that this was a highly contagious strain, but with low malignancy, within the meaning of death, but it seems, following the latest cases, which is different," said the doctor concerned.

This is a disease that virtually burning stages and almost burns the lungs "he commented.

As for the staff working within the Sanatorio Garat, mentioned that "we have to follow a strict protocol, the nurses, doctors, cleaning staff, should be working with chinstrap as provided public health" Rotman said.

Concluded that "this disease, we believe, that has not hit peak, the highest peak has not yet, not managed well the first instance of people who entered the country, if we had taken the necessary steps, which are drastic maybe it would have been another story said.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:51 PM
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This is alarming. If three of his contacts have the same severe illness he did, that this is likely a mutation. Either that, or this isn't H1N1 at all.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Suspected A/H1N1 death in Concordia, Entre Rios

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Source: http://www.cndigital.com.ar/ver_noti...?id_nota=10460

29-06-2009 | 14:25

As for the disease, said "we all thought that this was a highly contagious strain, but with low malignancy, within the meaning of death, but it seems, following the latest cases, which is different," said the doctor concerned.
Key word is "different".
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Old June 29th, 2009, 01:56 PM
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I'm beginning to think you're right - there may have been a mutation, or this might be a different disease completely - I haven't read of any of the "burning lungs" patients being confrimed.

Either way, the publishing of sequences is urgent.
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