Tuesday, November 24, 2009

H1N1 in Italy

The victims so far in Italy caused by influenza A/H1N1 virus were 82, according to reports by the Ministry of Health in the gazette today, and Campania, with 25 deaths, remains the region where there are the most deaths.

The regions that have been more deaths linked to the virus - which in the week ended November 15 is estimated to have affected 752,000 people - is Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, Lazio and Calabria (seven victims), Piedmont, Umbria and Sicily (five).

The most affected are children and adolescents from birth to 14 years, with an incidence of 3.6%. For youth and adults between the ages of 15-64 is at 0,7%.People 65 and over is at 0,1%.

Until November 20, says the Ministry, about 333,366 people were vaccinated, and vaccine doses delivered are almost four million.

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