Panama’s health minister resigned on Wednesday said the government, means of a swine flu outbreak that has claimed 22 lives and caused a wave of panic by vaccines.
Francisco Javier Terrientes “presented today his resignation for professional reasons,” the government said in a statement.
added that President Juan Carlos Varela had appointed the deputy health Minister Miguel Mayo, which will take place Terrientes’.
Since early May, 22 people have died from the virus and 671 were hospitalized, of which almost half will remain admitted and 38 are in intensive care.
The government of Panama announced that it would make nearly a million more doses of vaccine A (H1N1) available for next week.
A (H1N1), or swine flu was first detected in 2009, it extends from the US to Mexico and that led to the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic that year.
This subtype of influenza virus causes a respiratory infection whose symptoms can be mild or fatal.
In tropical areas like Panama, which can occur throughout the year, especially during the rainy season, which it has already begun in the Central American country.