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Old 04-26-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Colombia Swine Flu A/H1N1 , April 26+

Sunday, 26 April 2009 11:37

Colombian health authorities are investigating eleven cases of people who possibly are infected with the swine flu that has killed more than 80 people in Mexico and infected around a dozen in the United States.

According to Social Welfare Minister Diego Palacio, nine of the cases presented themselves in Bogotá and another two on Colombia's coast.

The Minister told Caracol Radio that the government is on high alert and will develop an emergency plan to be prepared if the virus is able to spread to and inside Colombia.

Bogotá's Health Secretary asked all citizens who have traveled to Mexico and the U.S. andshow signs of a flu to report to the authorities, so they can be examined.

Colombia Saturday imposed extra security measures on Bogotá's airport El Dorado and the borders to prevent the virus entering the country.
http://colombiareports.com/colombia-...-colombia.html

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Old 04-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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The country is spelled "Colombia". The university in Harlem is spelled "Columbia". This is relatively important since we've all got an eye on NYC right now.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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that's what happens when you don't look at what you're typing...
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:06 AM   #4
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Are we now going to list every country with suspected cases in a separate thread?

Wow, this is sure growing fast!

WHO is going to have to revise their damn pandemic level chart again just to keep up.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:52 PM   #5
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DJ Colombia Health Min: 49 Under Observation For Possible Swine Flu

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BOGOTA (Dow Jones)--Colombian health authorities have placed 49 sick persons under observation for possible swine flu, and 10 of them were identified as suspected cases, Health and Labor Ministry said Wednesday on its Web site.

The 10 suspected cases involve individuals suffering respiratory infection with fever temperatures running higher than 38 degrees. The individuals were either recently in Mexico or have been in close contact with someone who had recently been in Mexico or another country were swine flu cases have been confirmed.

The 49 people under observation show some of the symptoms of sickened individuals suspected of possible contamination. Tests are being conducted on the sickened individuals.


-By Inti Landauro, Dow Jones Newswires; 57-1-610 70 44 Ext. 1131; [email protected]
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:20 AM   #6
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Default Colombia confirms first case of swine flu

BOGOTA: Colombia on Sunday became the first South American country to confirm a case of swine flu: a Colombian who recently arrived from Mexico
and was said to be at home and in good condition.

Social Protection Minister Diego Palacio said the government would announce measures later to discourage the virus' spread in the Andean nation.

Among other recommendations, the government will advise factories with large work forces to stagger the arrival and departure times of workers, he said.

The governor of the state that includes Bogota, Andres Gonzalez, said parents with children sickened by flu should keep them home from school.

Palacio refused to offer details about the infected person, citing privacy concerns, but he said the person was ``in good condition clinically'' and at home with family.

A sample from the sickened person was among 18 that Colombian authorities sent to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta for testing, he said.

He said 108 people in Colombia were suspected of being infected with swine flu, four of whom were hospitalized in stable condition.

Colombia is the 18th country to confirm swine flu within its borders. Costa Rica announced the first confirmed case in Central America on Saturday.

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I changed the title because they've got a confirmed case now.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:29 PM   #8
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Second swine flu death in Colombia

22 June 2009 | 00:07 | FOCUS News Agency

Bogota. Colombia on Sunday reported its second swine flu death with three more fatalities suspected to involve the virus, as the pandemic continued its slow but steady march across South America, AFP informed.
The confirmed victim, a 28-year-old man, became infected with the A(H1N1) virus without leaving the country, National Health Institute (INS) director Juan Gonzalo Lopez said.
It was "a very aggressive case," he said, adding that the man died Friday two days after falling ill with swine flu symptoms.
Three other deaths are being investigated as suspected swine flu cases in Colombia, where authorities say the number of confirmed infections has risen to 68.
The outbreak in South America threatens to turn especially harsh as the continent enters the southern winter, when experts say conditions are ripe for the spread of flu.
Chile has been hard hit by the virus, reporting 4,315 cases of the virus and five deaths.
Argentina has reported seven confirmed A(H1N1) deaths, with 1,010 cases including 65 people requiring hospitalization.
Peru on Sunday announced 15 more cases, all in Lima, raising its number of confirmed infections to 200.
The World Health Organization has now reported 180 deaths and more than 44,200 cases of the disease in 95 countries and territories

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Colombia reports second flu death as virus spreads in South America
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BOGOTA: Colombia yesterday reported its second swine flu death with three more fatalities suspected to involve the virus, as the pandemic continued its slow but steady march across South America.

The confirmed victim, a 28-year-old man, became infected with the A(H1N1) virus without leaving the country, National Health Institute (INS) director Juan Gonzalo Lopez said.

It was “a very aggressive case,” he said, adding that the man died Friday two days after falling ill with swine flu symptoms.

Three other deaths are being investigated as suspected swine flu cases in Colombia, where authorities say the number of confirmed infections has risen to 68.

The outbreak in South America threatens to turn especially harsh as the continent enters the southern winter, when experts say conditions are ripe for the spread of flu.

Chile has been hard hit by the virus, reporting 4,315 cases of the virus and five deaths.

Argentina has reported seven confirmed A(H1N1) deaths, with 1,010 cases including 65 people requiring hospitalization.

Peru on Sunday announced 15 more cases, all in Lima, raising its number of confirmed infections to 200.

The World Health Organization has now reported 180 deaths and more than 44,200 cases of the disease in 95 countries and territories. Meanwhile, a primary school in the French capital has been closed after seven schoolchildren were diagnosed with swine flu, Paris authorities said yesterday.

The infections are being traced back to a 10-year-old girl’s school trip to Britain earlier in June

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Colombia confirms two more deaths of A/H1N1 flu

7-7-09


BOGOTA, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Colombia on Monday confirmed two more deaths of A/H1N1 flu, bringing the country's death toll to four.

A 28-year-old woman from the capital Bogota, and a 13-year-old girl from the metropolis Soacha died on July 4 and July 6, respectively, after being infected with the A/H1N1 flu virus, the Social Protection Ministry said.

The other two victims are a 24-year-old woman who died from severe pneumonia derived from the A/H1N1 flu on June 4, and a 28-year-old man who died from multi-organs decline caused by the virus on June 19. Both of them were from Bogota, according to Manuel Villamizar, the Health Secretary in Bogota.

Colombia so far has reported 127 confirmed cases and 1,732 possible cases of the pandemic. The government has tightened control at hospitals and health centers to avoid a large-scale outbreak of the disease in the country.

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Ninth swine flu deaths confirmed in Colombia

Bogota, July 24, 2009



The number of swine flu deaths rose to nine in Colombia on Thursday, after a patient died in the northwestern city of Medellin, official said.

The patient, a woman who was hospitalized on July 13, died from the influenza A(H1N1) virus on Monday despite having received treatment, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Since the swine flu was first detected in Colombia on May 3, 245 cases of infection have been confirmed. There are an additional 79 "probable" cases under investigation and 2,480 "suspected" cases, the ministry said.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/News/a...e1-435577.aspx
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Colombia's A/H1N1 Flu Death Toll Rises to 13

July 29

Bogota - Colombian health authorities confirmed four new fatalities from the A/H1N1 flu on Tuesday, bringing the country's death toll to 13.

According to the Social Protection Ministry, the recent deaths involve three men in the capital of Bogota and a woman from the province of Cundinamarca.

The ministry announced that there had been 259 confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu in the country, along with 7,838 suspected cases.

The ministry had also warned that it is likely that the number of A/H1N1 flu cases in the country would surge during the rainy season.


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As of today 367 confirmed and 23 deaths:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_swine_flu_outbreak
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Colombian president has swine flu

BOGOTA, Monday

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has contracted the H1N1 swine flu virus and is being treated by doctors while continuing to work from his residence, government spokesman Cesar Velasquez said yesterday.

“He is working by telephone and Internet,” the spokesman told Reuters.

A popular conservative and Washington’s key ally in South America, Uribe attended a summit with other regional leaders on Friday in Argentina. He started suffering from fever, headaches and backaches after the meeting, Mr Velasquez said.

Have been advised

The leaders who met with the 57-year-old Uribe at the summit have been advised of his infection, Mr Velasquez added.

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias was the first known head of government to have caught swine flu. He recovered earlier this month from a mild case of the virus and returned to his normal routine after working from home for about a week while being treated.

During a public event on Saturday, Mr Uribe was sneezing and had a fever and aching muscle. On Sunday, doctors confirmed the cause was the H1N1 swine flu virus.

Checks were being carried out on the 55 people who flew with him to the summit, including Cabinet ministers, and Colombian authorities were using diplomatic channels to urge other South American governments “to adopt the necessary measures”, said Mr Velasquez.

To date, neither the president’s travelling companions nor the other heads of state with whom he came into contact have reported symptoms.

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez said yesterday his own health was fine, and wished his counterpart a speedy recovery. “I regret this and hope there are no repercussions for the president’s health, and that nobody else has caught the disease,” he said.

The good wishes were a rare break in the war of words between two Andean neighbours who regularly trade insults, not least because the Venezuelan socialist sees Uribe as a supporter of what he calls US imperialism.

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