Colombia Sunday confirmed the second deadly case of AH1N1. The victims
is a 28-year old man from Bogota who fell Wednesday and died Friday.
Three other suspicious deaths are investigated.
National Health Institute director Juan Gonzalo Lopez confirmed the death of the patient and told press about the three investigations into other deaths that appear to be related to the virus that made the World Health Organization call a pandemic.
The 28-year old victim is the second deadly victim in Bogota. The three deaths that are being investigated occurred in Bogota, Santa Marta and Ubaté-Cundinamarca. The latter was a pregnant woman.
In Colombia, 68 people, including the deadly victims, are no confirmed to have been infected with AH1N, or swine flu.Authorities do not rule out many more people are infected.
“We know there are more cases, we have tried to keep track of the virus; all deadly cases involving respiratory failure that show some of the clinical characteristics are being managed and evaluated as suspicious cases,” Social Welfare Minister Diego Palacio told Caracol Radio.