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Brazil Fights Influenza

Brazil Health Ministry has launched a National Vaccination Campaign against flu to immunize some 24.100 million people against three viruses prevalent in South America, including the influenza A (H1N1.)

The figure represents 80% of 60-year-old people and older, the children from six to 24 months, pregnant women, the indigenous population and health staff who are considered the target group and most vulnerable to the disease.

Some 65,000 health offices have been set to administer the dose the WHO recommends through May 25th.

The Health Ministry promoters warn the children should be given two doses, the second 30 days later, and announce plans to improve the 2011 campaign ratings. So far it has cut 64% the deaths from A (H1N1)virus.





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