2009 flu pandemic in Venezuela
|Arrival date||28 May 2009|
|‡ Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.|
The Influenza A (H1N1), also known by the name of swine flu, arrived to Venezuela in late May, on May 28. The first infected person was a 22-year-old man in San Antonio de Los Altos, Miranda State. He was participating on a meeting in Panamá, and returned to Venezuela carrying the virus inside.
May 28: The disease arrived to Venezuela when a man from San Antonio de Los Altos, Miranda returned infected from Panamá. "This citizen traveled to Panamá on an activity of the Rotary Club, which was held on a hotel, which was attended by 150 people from seven countries of the continent" declared the minister, according to the Bolivarian News Agency. And according to the health authorities, the patient was perfectly fine, so his case wasn't critical and was isolated, in order to prevent him to spread the disease to other people.
May 29: The second case was confirmed. It was the infected man's couple, who traveled to Panamá with him.
May 31: Third case confirmed. The first case's mother was the infected person.
June 3: A new case confirmed, making it the fourth on the country. The infected person was a young man, who came from Brazil, detected on the Aeropuerto Internacional de Maiquetía Simón Bolívar.
June 13: By this day, the number of cases was of 40, even although the Ministry of Health informed the day before that the total number of cases was of 37, 2 cases were omitted.
June 15: A new case confirmed on Aragua.
June 16: 52 total cases in Venezuela. 7 new cases, 4 of them are located on Aragua, and the remaining 3 on Miranda.
June 17: The health authorities placed an ocean cruiser on quarantine with more than 1.300 persons on board on Isla Margarita, since 3 persons were positive on the A (H1N1) virus exam. 8 new cases confirmed, increasing the total to 60, 4 on Miranda, 2 on Carabobo, 1 on Aragua and 1 on Anzoátegui.
June 20: For this date, the number of cases was 92, distributed in these regions: Anzoátegui: 17, Apure: 1, Aragua: 13, Bolivar: 2, Capital District: 2, Carabobo: 3, Guarico: 1, Lara: 1, Mérida: 6, Miranda: 29, Nueva Esparta: 3, Táchira: 6, Vargas: 2 and Zulia: 6. 
Cases by Regions
Due to the increasing number cases on the neighbour countries, the president of the National Institute of Hygiene, Jesús Querales, assured last June 4, that the Venezuelan authorities would keep their efforts on the epidemiological surveillance in order to prevent the propagation of the virus. According to the president, he said that the country has the necessary resources to fight the virus.
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