Saturday, May 23, 2009

Costa Rica confirmed AH1N1 flu cases climb to 28

(AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)(Inside Costa Rica) - The number of confirmed cases of AH1N1 flu cases in Costa Rica continues to rise, as three new cases were added on Friday, bringing the total now to 28.

The latest infected include two children in Heredia and a woman resident of San Jose. Health officials say they are tracking the chain of transmission of infection.

The majority of the confirmed cases are in the province of San Jose, with 14. Coronado and Moravia have each six cases, one each in Goicoechea and Desamparados. One case in Pavas is listed as probable.

In the province of Heredia, there are nine confirmed cases and Health officials are keeping an eye on two probable cases, one living in Santo Domingo and the other in San Isidro.

The province of Cartago counts with five cases, two women and three men in the area of Oreamuno.

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