An epidemic of H1N1 flu has infected almost 900 people and claimed 11 lives in Bolivia,
health officials said Tuesday.
Although most of the cases occurred in the last few weeks, the outbreak does not rise to the level of a national epidemic, officials said.
“At the national level, the situation is under control. The most affected area is in the west,” Johnny Rada, director of the ministry of health’s epidemiology service, told AFP.
According to official tallies, 873 cases have been reported across the country, of which 606 are in the western department of La Paz and 60 in the department just south of it, Oruro.