José O Castillo-Pabón

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From 2 May to 16 July 2009, a total of 183 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1)v were reported in Colombia, 117 (63.9%) of these had travelled outside the country. Hospital admission was necessary in 26 (14.21%) cases and seven patients died (fatality-case ratio: 3.8%). The infection affected younger age-groups and the symptoms most frequently(More)
OBJECTIVE Describing the behavior of epidemiologic surveillance regarding measles and German measles (rubella) to provide evidence about the interruption of the endemic circulation of tríese viruses in Colombia. METHODS This was a retrospective descriptive study of epidemiological surveillance for measles and German measles in Colombia from 1995 to 2009(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the country's progress in eliminating neonatal tetanus based on the information obtained from epidemiologic surveillance. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective descriptive study of the epidemiological surveillance of neonatal tetanus in Colombia in the period ranging from 1989 to 2005. Available information was consulted regarding(More)
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