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Respiratory infections decreased 15% in Jalisco in 2011

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    Respiratory infections decreased 15% in Jalisco in 2011
    NOTIMEX NOTIMEX Fri 6 Jan 2012 12:05

    Guadalajara, Jan. 6 (Xinhuanet) .- The coordinator of Strategic Analysis of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Jalisco, Guerrero, Guadalupe Gutierrez said that acute respiratory infections (HCAI) decreased 15 percent in 2011 compared with 2010.

    He attributed this reduction to the largest growing population adopts preventive measures and hygiene, and the success they have had the vaccination campaigns to combat these diseases.

    He said that in 2010 there were 34 thousand 304 affected by bronchitis while in 2011 the figure fell to 27,286.

    For the group of pharyngitis, tonsillitis and laryngitis, the year before that 365 000 cases were reported while in 2011 were 289,503.

    As for pneumonia, Guerrero Guti?rrez said that in 2010 were three thousand 527 patients affected while in 2011 the number dropped to two thousand 169 cases.

    Likewise, the institute reported that progress was made in Jalisco than 50 percent of the campaign targets influenza vaccination, the same up to the end of January and the goal of which amounts to 685 000 doses for winter 2011-2012.

    He reiterated that Social Security has a full schedule of vaccines to prevent respiratory diseases, which are being applied on an ongoing basis as is the case of pneumococcal.

    He said that vaccination prevents disease and warned that the flu can lead to poorly maintained pneumonia that threatens the patient's life.

    He added that in this winter season should be taken preventive measures against gastrointestinal infections, the second reason for care in this period, because rotavirus usually spread more power in cold weather.