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Puerto Rico: first three deaths for influenza in this period

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  • Puerto Rico: first three deaths for influenza in this period

    The Health department informed this Thursday that three persons have died as consequence of influenza, the first deaths brought for the period 2015-2016.
    “ It is a question of two males and a fémina, two in the metropolitan region of Health and one in the region of Caguas ”, added the epidemióloga of the state, Brenda Rivera García.
    The ages of the deceased fluctuate from less than 5 years even more than 85. None of three cases was demonstrating vaccination of influenza of period, although they all were expiring with criteria of risk, already out the age or another factor, for complications for infection with the virus, it was indicated.
    “ It is emphasized that the vaccination against the period of influenza must be for every major person of six months of age ”, stressed Rivera García.
    For the epidemiologic week number 50, which he understands from December 13 until December 19 249 cases of influenza were brought in turn in the Island and 18 hospitalizaciones related to the illness.


    http://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/l...orada-2143096/
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