Daily Archives: July 5, 2012

H1N1 flu in Bolivia, July 2012, an UPDATE

El Deber reports:

Government reports 920 positive cases of H1N1 flu in the country

The National Chief of epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, Johnny Rada, reported on Wednesday, July 4, 2012; reported 920 positive cases of H1N1 influenza throughout the country and announced that, for that reason, they expand the spectrum of vaccination to other vulnerable groups and the population in general.

“At the moment we have 920 confirmed cases, 11 with underlying pathologies”, explained to journalists.

He explained that in the Department of La Paz was registered the largest number of H1N1 flu cases, positive were 624.

Rada pointed out that “502 positive cases are in the city of La Paz, 115 in El Alto and 7 in rural areas”.

In this context, he ratified that the spectrum of risk groups to receive vaccination against that disease was expanded.

“We are going to broaden the spectrum of risk groups, although we can vaccinate people who want to get vaccinated.” “We see that all chronically ill be vaccinated, that is on the one hand, we are in fact seeing the spectrum,” he added.

He pointed out that the population can access the vaccine in any health care facility, free of charge.


If living or visiting our lovely Bolivia, please take precautions, thank you!