The Minister of Health, Caroline Chang, confirmed 7 cases of A/H1N1 flu in Ecuador, of which 6 are in Guayaquil and 1 in Quito. With this, the total number of cases in Ecuador has risen to 8.
Regarding the case registered in Quito, Ecuador’s capital, it involves a tourist that recently arrived in the country. Chang preferred not to indicate the Nationality of the foreigner but indicated that the virus was brought from a foreign country.
Meanwhile, the other 6 cases involve 5 children and one adult in the port city of Guayaquil. The Minister confirmed that only one of the cases in Guayaquil was contracted directly from contact with the 12 year old child that arrived from Miami carrying the virus and was the first confirmed case in the country.
The 8 people that have the A/H1N1 flu virus are all under treatment and present a “favourable evolution”, she added.
The Secretary of State assured that all cases of the virus where contracted outside of the country and called upon the population of Ecuador to avoid unnecessary travel overseas.