Ecuador Begins H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program, number of cases increasing

Posted on June 1, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Ecuador Travel, Latin America Health

Eluniverso.com reported… Thousands of Ecuadorians went Tuesday to the public health centers to be vaccinated against H1N1 flu, which has seen a resurgence in recent weeks and has left 593 infected and 57 dead so far this year.

The government imported 300,000 doses of the vaccine. 100,000 doses are slotted for Pichincha province. THe remaining doses are reserved for Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) recorded 338 infected cases across the nation as of May 20th. But in the last two weeks the numbers have surged to 593nationally, but in less than two weeks the number grew to 593 infected.

The authorities have issued an alert for that pharmacies can not freely sell anti-flu medicine, arguing that masks the symptoms of conditions such as H1N1, which can lead to more serious complications and even death.

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recommendations

- Wash your hands constantly.
- Constantly Use antibacterial gel to disinfect hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing (do it with the inside of the elbow).
- Obtain the nearest health center if you have fever greater than 38 ° C, severe coughing or severe sore throat, if you identify warning signs (difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness).
- Given these symptoms, do not treat yourself and attend the nearest health center. Read Full Article at ELUNIVERSO.COM

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