Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and Sao Paulo

Brazil has facing, as many other countries around world, the pandemic H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and trying to do the best to avoid it. The Brazilian Health Minister José Gomes Temporão has announced that it already represents about 60% of contagious cases inside country. Even though this percentage is deeply suspect (following declarations by the Minister himself, it's hard to classify Swine Flu on a quick test), it's necessary to be aware.

Swine Flu and Sao Paulo
Many people ask what is happening in Sao Paulo city. Sao Paulo represents a hub airport inside Brazil and also for certain regions in South America and it certainly increases the chances of get infected. However, the State's Government plus the Council have created specific procedures to receive patients on the hospitals, placing them inside an isolated area. The State's Government has also postponed the school's winter holidays in one week, expecting to get back on August 10th. The city of Osasco, on the neighborhood of Sao Paulo has already declared some deaths.

Besides all the concerns and facts, the city has been under control. The people are nor scared neither breaking routines and it's hard to find someone wearing mask to use public transport or inside shopping centers.

If you are planning to come to Sao Paulo, it is still under control, but you might be aware.

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