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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:02 pm 
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A second patient diagnosed with H1N1 in El Paso has died.
While health officials say the 60-year-old man has other health conditions, he died because of influenza pneumonia.

So far in April there have been 18 cases of flu reported in El Paso County, including the H1N1 strain. In March there were 136 and in February there were 302.
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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:11 pm 
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H1N1 flu causes concern: 3 deaths put area health officials on alert
by Diana Washington Valdez \ El Paso Times
Posted: 03/29/2011 12:00:00 AM MDT
El Paso and Juárez health officials expressed concern on Monday about a potential H1N1 flu virus outbreak that could have played a role in three deaths on both sides of the border.

El Paso city health officials said the virus was a secondary factor in February's death of a 76-year-old El Paso man who had chronic health problems.

"We want to make sure the community realizes how serious we are taking this investigation, but we also want to make sure there is no unnecessary alarm throughout the region," said Fernando Gonzalez, epidemiologist for the city's Department of Public Health.

"This recent death is not a case of a seemingly healthy individual who contracted the diseases, became ill and died as a result."

Gonzalez added, "Much like we saw with H1N1 cases in 2009, this elderly man was someone who was sick and whose body could not overcome various illnesses, including the H1N1 flu strain."

In Juárez, health officials issued an alert after two people died and others came down with a flu-like illness they suspected was caused by H1N1.

Concerns over a new H1N1 outbreak prompted Chihuahua officials to stress that several people who contracted flu-like symptoms visited either New Mexico or Texas or were in contact with people from the U.S. side of the border.

Chihuahua state health officials confirmed Monday that H1N1 was a factor in two recent deaths and also confirmed H1N1 flu cases reported since March 24. Six other cases proved negative for the virus.
Hector Puertas Rincones, director of the Chihuahua Health District 2, said 13 suspected H1N1 flu cases were reported this month. Several Juárez police traffic officers were among those who fell ill.

El Paso health officials said El Paso had 357 confirmed flu cases in January, three of them were H1N1 cases. In February, El Paso had 302 flu cases, including 26 for the H1N1 virus. This month, the city reported 126 flu cases.

"While those numbers are significantly higher than the number of cases reported during this same time in 2009, when the H1N1 influenza pandemic was noted, the department is highlighting important contributing factors," El Paso health officials said in a statement.

Those factors included better flu testing, detection and reporting by medical providers.

However, the lack of free flu vaccine also may have contributed to the spike.

City Department of Public Health spokesman Armando Saldivar said that due to a lack of funding, the city's immunization clinics were able to administer free flu vaccine only to youths 18 years old and younger.

This year's combined flu vaccine is supposed to protect against the seasonal flu and H1N1 flu viruses. During the global H1N1 pandemic, the U.S. federal government provided thousands of free H1N1 flu virus vaccine doses to communities throughout the nation.

"In light of the recently released flu statistics, and because of growing concern regarding the virus in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, the city of El Paso Department of Public Health continues to remind residents in El Paso that preventing the spread of influenza is a major priority," city officials said in a statement.

Last week, El Paso health official Dr. Hector Ocaranza said "there is no indication that the flu viruses circulating in our community are novel or more aggressive than strains we have seen in the past."

Dusty Warden, outreach coordinator for Immunize El Paso, a vaccine provider, said his office has flu vaccine available for children and adults.

Diana Washington Valdez may be reached at dvaldez@elpasotimes.com; 546-6140.

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Hundreds of people received an H1N1 flu vaccine Monday at the Centro de Salud clinic in Juárez. Health officials in Juárez issued an alert after H1N1 flu was suspected in the deaths of two people. In El Paso, concerns are tempered, though officials believe the flu was a secondary factor in the February death of a 76-year-old man.

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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:18 pm 
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Up to 500,000 tourists from Mexico and all over the world are expected in the state of Chihuahua during Holy Week despite its bad reputation as a violent region.

"We are looking forward to welcoming these 500,000 visitors in this season," Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte said in a statement. "Happily, our state is peaceful."

In order to keep the appropriate environment of safety and security for travelers and visitors, Duarte said, local, state and federal officials set up stands to educate the public about the H1N1 flu virus.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_17909534

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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
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Juárez records five H1N1 deaths in a month
By Marisela Ortega / EL PASO TIMES
Posted: 04/20/2011 04:36:07 PM MDT


The death toll from the H1N1 flu outbreak in Juárez has risen to five within a month, with 48 Juárez residents already infected with the H1N1 virus, Chihuahua health authorities said Wednesday.
The deaths of two people in Juárez - one of them a traffic police officer - were confirmed as a result of the H1N1 virus March 20.

Juárez health authorities issued an alert upon linking those deaths to the H1N1 virus and had applied more than 269,815 vaccines so far in Juárez, officials said.

Juárez residents, mainly pregnant women, are encouraged to get the vaccine. It is free for everybody, officials said.

Marisela Ortega may be reached at mortega@elpasotimes.com; 564-6077.


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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
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El Paso health officials report second H1N1-related death of the year
by Chris Roberts \ El Paso Times
Posted: 04/22/2011 12:00:00 AM MDT


A 60-year-old man suffering from the H1N1 virus has died, the second such death this year, city health officials said Thursday afternoon.

The man was suffering from other conditions, but the cause of death was listed as "influenza pneumonia," said Armando Saldivar, spokesman for the city of El Paso Department of Public Health.

The number of reported cases has declined sharply in the past several weeks, officials said. In January, there were 357 reported cases; in February, 302 cases; in March, 136 cases; and so far in April, 18 cases.

H1N1 influenza, or swine flu, was listed as a secondary cause of death for a 76-year-old man who died in February, Saldivar said.

Adults and children can receive free vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bassett Place, 6101 Gateway West. Other types of immunizations for children also will be available for $10 for one and $20 for two or more.

Clients must bring immunization records. Parents or guardians of minors must have a picture identification and documentation of guardianship. Cash, local checks, Medicaid, and CHIP will be accepted.

Chris Roberts may be reached at croberts@elpasotimes.com; 546-6136.
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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
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El Pasoan treated for H1N1 in Chihuahua
by Aileen B. Flores / El Paso Times
Posted: 03/25/2011 07:59:25 AM MDT


Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed and 13 more are under investigation in the state of Chihuahua, a state official said Thursday.

Eight patients are being treated for the virus in Juárez, and among them is an El Pasoan, said Chihuahua Gov. César Horacio Duarte.

Duarte said agents of the traffic police in Juárez also have been treated for the virus. One officer died of pneumonia, but officials could not confirm if the death was due to H1N1.

The governor asked the public to take preventive measures, such as washing hands constantly and avoiding kissing others.

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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:23 pm 
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gsgs wrote:
my estimate is REAL. It is posted and documented on several boards.
Your estimate of "virtually zero" is too unprecise and thus
left to our fantasy how to interpret it.

that is : how to assign a number to it,
a probability

You post utter nonsense over and over. Virtually ZERO is WELL under 1%, which is dramatically different than the absurd number you posted all over the internet. Posting utter nonsense multiple times doesn't make it "real". It is just a fantasy that you try to make real by repeating it again and again, like a mantra.

The reason the real liklihood is close to zero is because of multiple PUBLISHED sequences which are virtually identical to the sequences from Mexico, and the absence of reassortment in two of the five sequences from the US.

Analysis of these sequences is straight forward. The full set of sequences are PUBLIC. Anyone who registered at GISAID can access the FULL sequences and subject the data to phylogenetic analysis. Such analysis shows the Chihuahua subclade forming two branches. One branch has the sequences from the Air Force (collected in 2011), as well as a half dozen recent sequences from the CDC (also from 2011). The branch also has a few sequences from 2010 (PA/07/2010 and an El Salvador sequences). A second branch has the 8 Chihuahua sequences and the 5 US sequences described earlier. All 13 sequences on this branch are VERY closley related to each other. There are ZERO polymorphisms found in most or all of the Chihuahua sequences that are not in all five of the US sequences. Full sequences were released from two of these five, and have no reassortment. Moreover, the full sequences match earlier sequences from Texas/03/2010, which is a precursor to both branches.

Thus, the data could not be cleaner, and the data are PUBLIC.

Thus, you are taking an EXTREMELY unlikely event, like reassortment in the above sequences, and assigning it an ABSURD propbability of 20% and then posting the BOGUS number all over the internet and claiming it is REAL!

You have been posting similar BOGUS numbers for YEARS, and they became annoying and unbelivebale years ago.

Please post your BOGUS numers elsewhere. They have NO scientific basis and no place on serious boards.

I'm sure the babble boards enjoy your fanatasy, and your BOGUS numbers are ON TOPIC on those boards.

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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:09 am 
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University of Texas in El Paso ("UTEP"), student health centre :
http://chs.utep.edu/health/

UTEP,week 11:2,(pH1N1)

El Paso County, week 12: 405 tested,114 positive for flu-A 35 positive for flu-B , UTEP:1/1/0


cumulative, El Paso County:
12:405,114,35
13:410,115,35
14:405,114,35

numbers for week 14 incorrect


CAAPS Aguilas total patients, patients with ILI :

Centro de Atención Avanzada Primaria a la Salud (C.A.A.P.S.)
CAAPS ÁGUILAS DE ZARAGOZA
hospital in SE of Ciudad Juarez
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... rmd%3Divns


CAAPS Aguilas (Juarez)
week,total patients, patients with ILI :
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09:244,0
10:275,0
11:?,?
12:298,67
13:631,7
14:552,335 (!)



http://nmhealth.org/flu/documents/Weekl ... 11.Wk9.pdf
http://nmhealth.org/flu/documents/Weekl ... 1.Wk10.pdf
http://nmhealth.org/flu/documents/Weekl ... 1.Wk11.pdf
http://nmhealth.org/flu/documents/Weekl ... 1.Wk12.pdf
http://nmhealth.org/flu/documents/Weekl ... 1.Wk13.pdf
http://nmhealth.org/flu/documents/Weekl ... 1.Wk14.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:46 am 
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Five health units its doors on Thursday and Good Friday holidays, said Felipe Fornelli Lafont, Undersecretary of Health in this area.

"We will have these health centers open to serve the community, located in Unit B Vicente Guerrero Street in the center of the city, the Galeana and Zaragoza CAAPS of Eagles will open in a schedule of 8 am to 8 week including Saturday and Sunday, "the official said.

The Anapra CAAPS also work with four hours of 8 pm and the Health Center Villa Ahumada open 24 hours, in what respects to the laboratory for samples of suspected cases of H1N1 Influenza Virus operate from 8 am to 8 pm.

The remaining units will be closed until next Monday when it resumes its work.

CS Bellavista Ave Juarez and Vicente Guerrero 08-20:00 hrs
CS Mexcala and Tlalpan # 4674 08-20:00 pm
Center for Advanced Primary Health Care (CAAPS) Anapra
Center for Advanced Primary Health Care (CAAPS) Zaragoza Eagles Tepancaltzin Tezozomoc and 8:00 to 16:00 hrs
Health Center Villa Ahumada Villa Ahumada 24 hrs
H1N1 samples-Lab 8:00 -20:00 hrs

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 Post subject: Re: El Paso deaths
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After a man recently died after being diagnosed with H1N1 and the record number of H1N1 deaths in Juárez, Borderland residents took big steps to stay healthy on Saturday afternoon.

More than 200 people received the influenza vaccine through the City of El Paso Department of Public Health at the Bassett Place Mall in Central El Paso.

The clinic was due to start at 10 a.m., but residents were so eager, they lined up early.

"By about 9:30 a.m., we already had 45 to 50 people here," said Gloria Alba, a public health nurse.

The Department of Health saw more people anxious to vaccinate their children than any other age group.

"We did get a lot of a children and infant coming in," said Alba.

Families told KFOX-14 they are worried their kids are more susceptible to the virus. One woman made sure to get her younger sister vaccinated. She said you can't predict what students will bring to school.

"You don't know if they have the shot," said Beatriz Rodriguez, of Chaparral, NM. "At least this is something to protect her."

According to data released from the agency, El Paso has seen 18 reported cases of the flu this month.

For more information about H1N1 and Influenza prevention, visit City of El Paso Department of Health or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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