Disappears the almost paralyzing virus A/H1N1 that struck Mexico in 2009
TRENDS • 21 JANUARY 2013 - 2:08 PM - WHITE VALADEZ
The Ministry of Health issued a "travel warning effect" for countrymen who are to leave the country to the United States, where there is a high rate of infections and deaths from influenza.
Mexico City • The National Epidemiological Surveillance Center reported that from first to January 13 were confirmed 94 cases, of which 48 were type B virus (51%), 34 cases (36%) by influenza A (H3N2 ), 10 influenza A (10%) and one for A (H1N1) which was achieved with subtyping.
The federal agency found that the avian and swine H1N1 virus that paralyzed Mexico in 2009 and caused severe damage, more than 6 billion dollars to the economy, hardly prevailed. In fact after the WHO alerts several countries closed border and negotiations with the country.
"During that period, only one death has been confirmed by the influenza virus, in less than three years old from the state of Coahuila, which had no history of vaccination against influenza."
Last year at this time, it had confirmed 1,399 cases of influenza, of which 1,231 were for A (H1N1), and 80 deaths were recorded.
Derived from the behavior of influenza in our country, "not justified issuing any health alert statewide, regional or national influenza."
However, the Ministry of Health issued a "travel warning effect" for countrymen who are to leave the country to the United States, where there is a high rate of infections and deaths from influenza.
The application of the influenza vaccine 15 days in advance of your trip, especially if you are within the following groups of children 6-59 months of edado: people over 60, pregnant women in any trimester; staff health and suffering from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease and obesity, HIV and any disease and / or treatment that produces depression of the immune system. "
The influenza vaccine includes protection against the seasonal virus A (H1N1), A (H3N2) and B.
In Mexico there is sufficient amount of vaccines and treatments to meet the needs of the population.
"It is recommended shelter, drinking plenty of fluids and avoid sudden temperature changes"
The Ministry of Health maintains surveillance throughout the country by the cold season, especially in areas where there is frost and increases the frequency of acute respiratory infections and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, hypothermia or burns .
To reduce the risks, it is important to be careful with heating systems that do not breathe gases which cause poisoning of people, keeping ventilated rooms where there are heat sources such as fireplaces, heaters, stoves or braziers