Bolivia, red alert for H1N1 outbreak in Santa Cruz, schools suspend operations for ten days

Posted on October 3, 2011 • Filed under: Bolivia, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

The Bolivian region of Santa Cruz today suspended for 10 days and educational activities due to a red alert as a result of H1N1 influenza peak, reported the news agency Prensa Latina. Oscar Urenda, secretary of the governor, said that the preventative measure response to a rapid increase in the number of cases of influenza, with 269 infected and nearly 60 new patients in the eastern province. According to the authorities of the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) of Santa Cruz, totaling 1,300 the number of suspects of having the virus, and already reported the first death. Read Article

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