December 20, 2014
Gov't closely monitoring H1N1 cases in Misiones
The government is closely monitoring the situation in the northern Misiones province, after the confirmation of 20 cases of the H1N1 virus yesterday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said in his daily press briefing at Government House.
“We are expecting a detailed report to determine whether it is an indigenous case,” Capitanich explained in his daily press briefing at Government House. “The information should be made available in the course of the day,” he added.
The influenza cases were detected in the past two months in Posadas, the provincial capital. “They are not all in the same neighbourhood or area,” Misiones Health Minister Oscar Herrera Ahuad said. “Some of them even came from Paraguay,” he added.
The official said all patients were evolving favorably and he specified that none of them had been vaccinated against the influenza virus.
Capitanich in turn explained this morning that the federal government has delivered 9 million doses of influenza vaccine as part of its prevention campaign, reaching an almost 90% coverage for vulnerable groups.