Swine flu's prominenceSunday, June 28, 2009
Number of H1N1 cases, deaths is much higher than officially reported
The number of H1N1 cases in Argentina already surpasses 10,000 and those cases are concentrated in the city of Buenos Aires and in Buenos Aires Province.
The number of deaths as a result of the virus is also much higher than official government reports have said, and there have been petitions to declare a National Sanitary Emergency.
According to officials, many cases have gone unregistered. The registered cases are those that are the most complicated, but health insurance companies and certain medical centers do not report many cases.
According to Doctors Without Borders, the good news is that the virus is not so lethal as previously thought, but prevention is necessary as well as an early diagnosis.