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 Post subject: Re: Italy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:25 pm 
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http://www.ilcapoluogo.com/site/News/Sa ... uogo.it%29

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L'Aquila, 31 January 2011 - In the third week of the year, the Italian region of Abruzzo is the hardest hit by influenza, with 14.08 cases per 1000 inhabitants. And 'what emerges from the surveillance network "Influnet", coordinated by the Ministry of Health. Influnet found that 17 to 23 January in Italy have increased cases of influenza, particularly among children under 4 years. In total, again until Jan. 23, the network had recorded 879 sentinel physicians from just over 450,000 cases, an incidence of 7.52 cases per 1000 inhabitants (in the second week of the year was noted in all 6.18). The region most affected by influenza, always in the third week of the year is the Abruzzi region with 14.08 cases per 1000 inhabitants, followed by Marche (13.39) and California (10,96), those least affected the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia (4.60 cases per 1000 inhabitants), Sardinia (4.64 cases) and Puglia (5.03). Also examining in detail the regional data and Autonomous Provinces, that the higher incidence in absolute terms (32.09) we have among children between 0 and 4 years of the Autonomous Province of Trento. Very affected by even the children of Piedmont (28.60).

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 Post subject: Re: Italy
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(ANSA) - Nuoro, January 3 - A Sardinian man was transferred to Milan's San Raffaele hospital on Thursday for symptoms possibly indicating the H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu.

Doctors in the Sardinian hospital of Lanusei said that the 46-year-old man was admitted with bilateral pneumonia, high fever and respiratory problems, all associated with swine flu.

Italian health authorities said that H1N1 has a fatality rate of 0.03%, compared to 0.1% for the regular seasonal flu.

http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche ... 22621.html

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 Post subject: Re: Italy
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:04 pm 
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Original article in Italian:
http://www.agi.it/cronaca/notizie/20131 ... r_le_feste?

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http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... e_feste%3F
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Influenza: half a million Italians in bed for the holidays

December 28, 2013

(AGI) - Rome, December 28 - Here come the holidays and winter, with the usual timing, also the flu.

There are about 500,000 Italians stuck in bed with the virus between Christmas and New Year, with 150,000 new cases last week, according to data posted at the Higher Institute of Health 'by doctors' sentinel'.

As expected, the first cases were isolated a month ago and now complicit lowering temperatures and the holidays (with school closures and travel) has kicked off the official start of the seasonal flu.

"We are in the phase of ascent - said Fabrizio Pregliasco AGI, a virologist at the University 'Milan-but the real boom there will be' in the middle 'January to early February, when the three influenza virus quest' year 'hit' the beautiful country in the heart of winter. "

The figure of 500,000 bedridden because of the flu, Pregliasco keen to point out, 'and' a matter of estimation of new cases registered on the basis of the trend, which has so far not lived up to expectations. Certain number will have it early next week. "

The most 'affected by the virus so far were children, Pregliasco explained, "because' are those who have not yet 'experience' of the various virus and therefore with very limited defenses."

With regard to the most 'small expert warns against pulmonary forms, "however, these normal," points out. This year looks even Professor Pregliasco, "we are seeing the effects of a normal flu season, but that 'not' to be underestimated."

Beware then the season's greetings too warm, with hugs and kisses that can turn into 'evil' vehicles of transmission of the virus. Among the measures to 'dodge' the virus, also avoid staying in crowded places and the changes in temperature, since in the latter case, "the problem is not 'so much the cold as the switch from frost to an environment heated and vice versa without the necessary precautions. "

Another useful tip "although 'seem trivial - finally points virologist - and' the wash your hands often, practice underestimated but scientifically effective way to not get sick." (AGI).


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