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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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YERCIN MAMANI, Ortiz et al. Epidemiological profile of AH1N1 influenza in Bolivia Cochabamba; years 2009 to 2014. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2015, vol.38, n.2, pp. 18-23. ISSN 1012-2966.

Introduction: as of June 2009, the World Health Organization alerted about the pandemic due to A H1N1 raising the epidemiological phase 6 "pandemic" by degree of spread of the virus but not to the severity and impact disease, which depends on the vulnerability of the population and the health response capacity in each región, country and continent respectively. Objective: to analyze the epidemiological profile of influenza A H1N1 at Cochabamba, Bolivia Methods: an observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study conducted at the Department of Cochabamba, through the analysis of all epidemiological records of suspected cases; during the years 2009 to 2014, with a sample of 3655 patients. Results: of all suspected cases, 52% were male and 48% female, the age group with the highest proportion was that of the children under 5 years with 16% of the total suspected cases, 79% were negative and only 21% were positive, the most common symptoms reported were present in 84% of cases, cough, sore throat in 78%, headache and rhinorrhea in 76%. Conclusión: the prevalence of human influenza A H1 NI at the Department of Cochabamba, decreased progressively, there a new outbreakof the disease in 2014 with increased the numberof positive cases and mortality.

Palabras clave : Influenza AH1N1; Pandemic Virus; AH1N1; Bolivia.

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