What it means is that normal people have equal chance of being dead
with swine flu.
The exception is pregnancy. 1%(estimate) population but 12.5% deaths,
which means that pregnant women are more than 10 times likely to die.
L.America reports more A/H1N1 deaths
www.chinaview.cn 2009-08-19 13:35:42 Print
by Alejandra del Palacio
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The health authorities from
Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Bolivia reported more
deaths from A/H1N1 influenza in their countries on Tuesday.
The number of deaths from the disease in Brazil reached 384, with
13 new victims in three states, the Brazilian health authorities
reported on Tuesday.
About 50 percent of the victims had some risk factors, such as
pregnancy, chronic diseases, high blood pressure and debilitated
immune system, and a total of 12.5 percent were pregnant women, the
Meanwhile, the authorities confirmed 5,767 cases of infections,
with 3,087 severe ones including 283 pregnant women.
In Peru, the health authorities reported 17 more deaths, raising
the death toll to 62, and the confirmed infections rising to 6,121,
with most of them already recovered.
The Paraguayan health authorities reported a total of 430
confirmed infections, including 39 deaths, as well as 4,681 possible
The Ecuadorian Public Health Ministry confirmed that the death
toll in its country rose to 23, while the number of infections was
more than 800.
The ministry also said the virus spread in the country was
currently turning "moderate-low".
Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Rotondaro reported that a total
of 17 patients had died in Venezuela from A/H1N1 flu, while the number
of infected people rose to 633, with 473 recovered.
The National Institute of Health Rafael Rangel from Venezuela has
made some 3,000 tests to detect the virus, Rotondaro said.
Meanwhile, the Bolivian Health Ministry reported two new deaths,
raising the death toll to 17.
The ministry said that 80 percent of the deaths were patients with
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