Only in the first half of 2013 has been reported more than 200 death cases of H1N1 flu in countries like Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Brazil.
Brazilian Health Ministry confirmed yesterday that Sao Paulo has the largest number of cases with 168 deaths between January and June. Rio Grande do Sul reported two deaths, while Uberaba, in Minas Gerais reported four killed by this virus. The Amazonian state of Roraima has two suspicious deaths, closing a total figure of 176 deaths.
In Argentina it was reported 11 deaths, while in Uruguay was reported one case and eight in Dominican Republic. In Colombia there were at least eight deaths due to the H1N1 virus, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH), and in Chile, four victims.
An official statement in Venezuela reported in May about 700 patients so far in 2013. Representatives of the Venezuelan Society of Infectious Diseases have registered at least 20 deaths in the country because of influenza A.