Costa Rica Confirms 7 Deaths To AH1N1 Virus

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QCOSTARICA – Authorities of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) – Costa Rican Social Security – confirmed Tuesday the death this month of seven people from the AH1N1 virus.
The deaths occurred in the hospital in San Carlos, the Max Peralta and another private hospital (not named) in the Cartago province.
The head of the CCSS, Maria del Rocio Saenz, insists the number of deaths from this virus is “within normal ranges” and ruled out an outbreak.

In hospitals, with the AH1N1 virus, are four in San Carlos, nine in Cartago and two at the San Rafael Hospital in Alajuela.
The Minister of Health, Maria Esther Anchia, said this is not an unusual increase in

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