Controversial Figures of Swine Flu (H1N1) in Venezuela

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    Latin America News – Swine flu (H1N1) is back in Venezuelan newspaper headlines. At least 16 deaths have been confirmed by local authorities. But the government, which ruled out any epidemic, is not reporting figures because that confuses citizens.

    According to the Minister of Health, Elizabeth Iturria, the press confuses and scares citizens when highlighting scarce vaccines and masks.

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    According to official figures, in Brazil there have been 61 deaths so far this year, 90% in the state of Sao Paulo, while in Colombia last week, four deaths were reported near the Venezuelan border.

    The Minister of Health has stated on several occasions that the most vulnerable are safe because his office has implemented three million vaccines for “all who need it.”

    “It is very difficult to apply three million doses where there is no effective vaccination campaign” said the Minister.

    Category: Latin America News

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
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