Recombinomics Commentary 23:28
June 28, 2009
Meanwhile, health organizations said that the number of people infected in the country “is substantially greater” than the official toll and that hospitals are “verging on collapse”

The above comments on the state of health care health care in Argentina in general and Buenos Aires in particular due to the exploding number of pandemic H1N1 infections are widely reported.  The number of confirmed fatal cases has risen to 29,  in the past several days, including two reported today in Rosario, and reports suggest at least 15 additional fatalities are suspect cases.  The Buenos Aires website localized 15 fatalities, as well as 180 confirmed cases and over 500 suspect cases (see map), but these cases represent a small percentage of the actual infections.  The state numbers identify almost 1400 confirmed cases, including 25 fatalities in the metropolitan area.  Similarly, in the adjacent Santa Fe province the number of confirmed is 34, although private labs have confirmed 40 additional cases. 

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Argentina
•  Influenza A: two died and by the hundred climbed the confirmed cases (Link)
•  Argentina will declare a health emergency on Monday – 29 June (Link)
•  The Government studies to close schools, shoppings, cinemas and to suspend recitales(Link)

Australia
•  Swine flu vaccine to be unveiled in Qld (Link)

Brazil
•  Brazil reports first death of A/H1N1 flu (Link)

Canada
•  Saskatchewan Woman with H1N1 Dies (Link)
•  On the flu front lines It’s all medical hands on deck for H1N1 crisis (Link)

Egypt
•  Egypt reports five more cases of A/H1N1 flu  (Link)

Fiji
•  Flu toll at 10 (Link)

Indonesia
•  Indonesia confirms six more swine flu cases  (Link)

Ivory Coast
•  2 confirmed cases of swine flu in Ivory Coast (Link)

Middle East
•  Palestinian family quarantined for swine flu  (Link)
•  Saudi swine flu prevention during hajj examined (Link)

New Zealand
•  Be prepared, or face the consequences when the pandemic peaks (Link)

Thailand
•  Thailand Records First Swine Flu Deaths (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Scotland: Elderly man with swine flu dies (Link)
•  Royal Adelaide nurses test positive to swine flu (Link)

United States
•  Half million New Yorkers might have A/H1N1 flu virus, says report (Link)
•  Milwaukee analysis for differences in state reporting (Link)
•  7 at Nebraska festival show flu symptoms (Link)

Vietnam
•  Vietnam swine flu cases swell to 97 (Link)

Commentary
•  Medical Emergency in Buenos Aires Raises Pandemic Concerns (Link)
•  Soaring Death Rate in Buenos Aires Raises Pandemic Concerns(Link)

 

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