Revista Médica Electrónica
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GOMEZ MURCIA, Pedro R et al. Clinico-epidemiologic characterization of the influenza A H1N1 cases. Matanzas. 2009. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2010, vol.32, n.6, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1684-1824.
SUMMARY We made a clinic-epidemiologic study with an observational design of descriptive kind, with the objective of showing the results of the influenza A H1N1 pandemic in the province of Matanzas, covering since its beginnings on April 25 up to December 31, 2009. We made a case stratification by municipalities and health areas. We show the total of the confirmed cases by hospitals, risk groups and genre. We describe the total of diseases, the most frequently affected ages, the hospital admissions and the study of outbreaks in educational institutions. In total there were 45 cases (11 imported and 34 autochthon), arriving to the conclusion that the pandemic have had an impact from light to moderated thanks to the system of epidemiologic surveillance in the borders, the creation of the municipal and provincial directions points with the participation of all the implicated organizations, beginning with Civil Defence, the precocious isolation and home or hospital admission of the suspected cases, the creation of differentiated consultations for acute respiratory infections in the emergency departments, the implementation of educative and promotional strategies in the community, all of them measures taken from the coping provincial plan designed against this entity for all the provincial health system.
Palabras llave : INFLUENZA, HUMAN [epidemiologic]; INFLUENZA, HUMAN [prevention control]; INFLUENZA A VIRUS, H1N1 SUBTYPE ; SANITARY CONTROL OF TRAVELERS ; EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEILLANCE ; OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES ; EPIDEMIOLOGY, DESCRIPTIVE ; HUMANS; MATANZAS; CUBA.