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CONFIRM YOUR EXPLOSIVE INCREASE IN INFLUENZA CONSULTATIONS



Two weeks ago, consultations on a possible influenza virus infection did not exceed 50 per week. Today, this figure is rising nearly 200 people in the Metropolitan Region,

"We have seen a steady increase in the past two weeks, with the subsequent increase in emergency visits and the effective diagnosis of many cases of influenza", he explains Antonio Rochas, emergency pediatrician at Alemana Clinic.

A figure that bothers the authorities. In March the Ministry of Health started the campaign free vaccination to prevent virus-related diseases focused on the so-called risky group.

This group consists of 5 988 904 people, of which 4,307,288 have been inoculated so far; 71.92%. Figure, which, although positive, according to Paula Daza, Deputy Minister of Public Health, is still not enough to prevent the virus from circulating.

Prevention is the key

He is often confused with bad cold. High temperature, muscle aches, malaiseHowever, influenza virus (AH1N1-AH1N3) can cause much more than that in the so-called risky group.

Dragan Carmen PASS VENEGAS / Bronchoolegic Health Network UC CHRISTUS

Consequently, specialists form a consensus when they talk about prevention: vaccine in their opinion the most effective way prevent the serious consequences for the people of the virus.

This is true Vaccination against influenza does not prevent people from getting the virus. "But it is very effective in preventing severe cases of influenza, everything related to complications associated with it""says Dr. Rohas.

Paul Daza, Deputy Minister of Public Health

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