The Izquieta Perez Institute in Guayaquil confirmed three of the four possible cases of H1N1 influenza reported by the Health Department yesterday in Imbabura.
Yuling Reascos, provincial health director, said the first confirmed case corresponds to one of the interns of the Provisional Detention Centre (PDC), due to an improvement, he was transferred to the area of internal medicine.
The other two carriers are in intensive care units of San Vicente de Paul Hospital and a private clinic.
“We’re treating the cases with proper medication, and we have covered epidemiologically the families of those infected,” said Reascos, who also mentioned that all provinces were notified and that the families are receiving treatment with oseltamivir.
Until yesterday, there were 136 possible cases in the province and yesterday six people showed symptoms of the disease and were hospitalized.
On Monday, the Emergency Operations Committee of Influenza H1N1 in Imbabura—after the Provincial Health Department notified the presence of 20 suspected cases of H1N1 Influenza—declared a health emergency in the province as a priority for control, monitoring and prevention of this disease.
Sources: El Universo Diario Hoy