A/H1N1 flu infection toll rises to 24 in Chile
The Chilean Health Ministry reported on Wednesday that there are 24 patients infected with the virus of influenza A/H1N1 flu, adding eight new confirmed cases to the official report given by the authorities on Wednesday morning, Xinhua reported.
The cases were three female and one male, who had arrived from Dominican Republic, other 14 cases were related to the school San Nicolas in Santiago, and the other six are also from schools at the east of Santiago.
According to Chilean Health Vice Minister Cecilia Morales, the patients are "on good conditions receiving treatment at their homes."
Morales said "that this epidemic situation is the one expected from a virus easily transmitted between people, mainly children."
"That explains the number of detected cases at school of the Metropolitan Region (of Santiago) and the fastness with which the outbreak has been developed," Morales said.
Morales said that the measure from the Health Ministry "seek a slower circulation of the virus, but we still have outbreaks at schools," because the information "still is limited."