Requested the strengthening of the surveillance of travellers in Jalisco


The Rector General of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), doctor Ricardo Villanueva Lomelí, announced this Friday in a virtual press conference that, according to the projections of possible cases of infection of the coronavirus (Covid-19) undertaken by the group of researchers that make up the Situation Room in Health Center-University of Health Sciences (CUCS) to address the pandemic, the insulation in Jalisco came to 54 percent in the last week.

Villanueva Lomelí stressed that the strategy that the people you keep in your home should be kept until you get to 60 percent, to allow to “flatten the curve of contagion,” and to avoid the health care system to look beyond.

“With the court yesterday, April 9, we are in a isolation level of 54 per cent, with 139 cases, that speak to us that we are six points to achieve the goal, to get to 60 percent, although this weekend we saw that loosened the discipline. To make a call that if we get to 60 percent of insulation we are going to have a pandemic manageable in Jalisco, we’re going to be one of the best places in the world in contention”, he stressed.

Asked jaliscienses keep the discipline and stay at home, so the confinement time that has elapsed “worthwhile,” and that the strategy is implemented in the entity comes to a successful end.

Jalisco abandoned the first places in number of hiv infections at the national level and placed in fourteenth place, having less than two cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, well below Mexico City, Quintana Roo, Baja California Norte and Sur, Tabasco, and Sinaloa.

The Rector General reminded that up to now the state of Jalisco is in the place 17 of community transmission in the country and that 51 percent of the cases continue to be imported, while 49 percent are community-based, what is considered a good indicator if one takes into account that the entity receives 7.7 percent of domestic and foreign travelers in the country, and it is the third State with more arrivals of international flights.

For this reason, he insisted on the cancellation of international flights from countries with fences and health and to strengthen the monitoring of revenue to the State, roads and a central bus, to monitor the entry of travelers the national.

Villanueva Lomelí said that Jalisco must go beyond the model of sentinel surveillance that is prevalent, in which you can control one out of every 8.4 cases, and moving into a new phase of sampling that allow you to control the chain of infection, identify 100 percent of the suspicious cases and isolate them to prevent further spread.

He announced that next Tuesday, the UdeG will participate in a new sampling strategy that will be announced by the state government to identify the greatest number of cases.

The Coordinator of the Situation Room in Health, doctor José Francisco Muñoz-Valle, noted that this House of Study will be made available three molecular biology laboratories to process the tests. One of them is in the Hospital Civil of Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde, another will be the Laboratory of Cytogenetics of the Hospital Civil of Guadalajara Dr. Juan I. Menchaca and the Laboratory of Diseases emerging and Re-Emerging of the CUCS.

In addition, work to that in the next few days is available the University Center of the Coast, with headquarters in Puerto Vallarta, to monitor the tests and to measure the progress of the disease in that region, which presents high rates of domestic and foreign tourists.

The Director OPD Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, doctor Jaime Federico Andrade-Villanueva, said that in addition to the PCR testing that the federal government send to Jalisco, there will be rapid tests announced by the state government, as well as those that have purchased the UdeG to make a better diagnosis in a short time.

By: Press UdeG

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