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Translated from DN

The Health Service of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (SESARAM) recently reported that one more death occurred after infection with influenza A. “To date, January 22, 2018, there were seven hospitalisations with the influenza virus type A at the Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça, of which two of the victims, died after the worsening of the clinical condition. One of the deaths occurred today, January 22, a 57-year-old woman with other problems, which hindered the entire recovery process, hospitalised in recent days at the Intensive Care Unit of the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital. The Health Service of RAM expresses its regret for the death and presents to his family and friends the most heartfelt condolences, “said the information.

We recall that the other mortal victim (59 year old lady) died on Saturday, January 13.

Two adults remain hospitalized in the PICU and inspire care. The remaining situations (three) refer to patients who have already recovered and were discharged from hospital (1 child and 2 adults).

“It should be noted that the measures recommended in these situations have been adopted to protect the health and safety of patients, family members and professionals. The health services are prepared to provide the necessary care if more flu cases are recorded in the coming days. There is a contingency plan for the flu, which will be activated if there is an increase in influenza activity, “adds the information now conveyed.

SESARAM also reminds the public that in the case of an acute illness (not very urgent), users should, at first, go to the health centre in their area of ​​residence, and request care through the openings of the day, open consultation (only in the case of the Santo António and Bom Jesus Health Centre) and / or in the health centres with urgent care service. “The population must resort to the hospital emergency service only in serious and / or urgent situations”.

There has been so much illness about this winter, I have never known a year like it , everyone I know has had some kind of cold, cough, flu, fever, virus, bug the list goes on, and most have had it twice or more. It will defiantly have something to do with the very warm winter we are experiencing, which is just letting the germs breed and breed