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  • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 610 Dead

    Influenza claims lives across the country; October the deadliest month
    The October death rate exceeds even almost 50 percent to what is recorded together during the months from April to June, considered the most critical periods of the first outbreak of the pandemic.

    Wed, 25/11/2009 - 17:59

    October exceeded the figure of 191 deaths was higher than September. Photo: ArchivoCiudad of Mexico .- The month of October became the deadliest period in the history of the epidemic in Mexico, by concentrating 191 deaths-32 percent-a cause of human influenza A/H1N1 virus, the 600 reported until early November by the Ministry of Health.

    The October death rate exceeds even almost 50 percent to what is recorded together during the months from April to June, considered the most critical periods of the first outbreak of the pandemic.

    During the tenth month of the year there were dates on which there were mass deaths, for example, on October 7 there were 15 deaths, a day after 12 and the same amount on October 5. In the remaining days were recorded from 3 to 8 deaths in 24 hours.

    According to the report of deaths from the Ministry of Health and a copy of which has Milenio Diario, 61 of the deaths took place in April and 72 May, 6 June, 79 July, 35 August, 141 September, 191 October 15 as from November.

    The mortality and spread to 32 states, Colima since joined the standings with one event on October 3 with a man 46 years of Guanajuato, who lived in free union.

    The first fatality from the virus H1N1 was registered on April 10 in the Federal District in a 24 and single, and, most recently, took place on 9 November in an 11-year-old native of Guanajuato.

    The entities that offer the greatest number of deaths from the virus H1N1 are Mexico City with 106; Mexico State 83; Chiapas with 38 Baja California 37 (the entity recording the lowest rate of deaths), Puebla 36; 30 Guanajuato, Oaxaca 29; Jalisco 26, Hidalgo 21, Nuevo Le?n 19, San Luis Potosi and Veracruz 17 each.

    Just as, Zacatecas, Guerrero and Sonora 13 each, Tlaxcala, and Yucatan 12 each; Aguascalientes, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas and Quer?taro 11 each, Michoacan and Durango 6 each, Coahuila and Baja California Sur 4 each, Tabasco, Chihuahua and Morelos 3 each, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Colima 1.

    The SSA also reported that of 600 deaths, 290 corresponded to married people, 212 for single, 52 union free, 18 were widowed, 9 divorced, 19 did not specify.

    On this occasion, the influenza virus became more males affected with 306 cases, that women, who accounted for 294 deaths.
    In the list are 103 children and adolescents, aged between 52 days old to 15 years of age.

    Blanca Valadez / Milenio Diario


    • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 642 Dead

      Ssa 642 deaths recorded so far A H1N1
      The Ministry of Health reported in its latest report that in Mexico there are 65 thousand 557 cases from the human influenza virus confirmed

      El Universal
      Mexico City Monday November 30, 2009
      In its report until 30 November, the Federal Ministry of Health recorded 642 deaths from influenza A H1N1, with 65 thousand 557 cases confirmed the disease.

      Over the weekend, the Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova, confirmed that so far there have been no serious cases by the application of vaccines against H1N1 virus.

      The ceremony to commemorate the three year rule of President Felipe Calder?n said the federal official who keep watch on all persons to whom the vaccine has been applied in order to verify if you have symptoms or side effects and recommended people see a doctor if they notice anything abnormal.

      Meanwhile, the Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks found that online, in Tepito market on wheels and sold AH1N1 influenza drug, allegedly forged.

      The owner of that instance, Miguel Angel Toscano Velasco also said it was detected to private physicians who try to defraud the public saying they have the human influenza vaccine, which is false.

      In Campeche, the state Health Secretary, Henry Ivan Gonzalez, today applied the first dose of the vaccine against influenza A virus H1N1.

      Meanwhile, in Tamaulipas totaling 17 deaths from this disease, said Health Secretary, John William Mansur.

      With information NTX


      • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 642 Dead

        Mexico is prepared for the "highest peak" of influenza A (H1N1)

        The Mexican government carries out an intense campaign of vaccination against influenza virus A (H1N1) across the country to meet an expected surge in the number of patients in the last days of December and the first weeks of January.

        Last Friday, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) initiated the National Vaccination Campaign against infuenza virus A (H1N1), whose first stage is directed to health personnel including doctors and nurses, pregnant women and children and elderly.

        The general director of the IMSS, Daniel Karam, testified then the application of the vaccine institute two nurses, a nursing student and a member to Social Security, these two last pregnant.

        The federal government purchased 30 million vaccines, of which 12 million will be applied directly by the IMSS.

        The first case of influenza A (H1N1) occurred in Mexico in April this year, and 30 November 2009 the Ministry of Health (SSA) and recorded 65,672 confirmed cases with 656 deaths.

        The highest number of deaths (68.8 percent) occurred in persons 20 to 54 years of age, of whom 50.2 percent were men and 49.8 percent female.

        The main symptoms of the deceased were fever (87.3 percent), cough (83.4), malaise (60.7), dyspnea (breathing difucultad, 46), expectoration (41) and headache ( headache, 32.8 percent).

        The 65,672 confirmed cases are distributed in all 32 states of the republic, but most of them were recorded in Mexico City (7,377), followed by San Luis Potosi (4,074), State of Mexico (4,018), Nuevo Le?n (3,726 and Chiapas (3,647).

        The secretary (minister) Mexican Health Jose Angel Cordova, said Thursday that there is some reassurance about how the virus behaves influenza A (H1N1), "but in no way will remain vigilant because there are still times more difficult, "he said.

        He referred to the fear that in the last 15 days of December and the first weeks of January has the "highest point" of cases, because in cold and dry faster transmitting the virus, as reported at the 12th Regular Meeting of the National Health Council, held in Aguascalientes (center).

        Cordova noted that the knowledge we now have about the virus and its lethality, with a less-than-expected impairment, "gives some reassurance, but by no means think that this should not be attacked with any impact."

        The official staff of health institutions to guard during December and even contemplated the possibility of using vaccines for the new year.

        Health Secretary based his optimism on the fact that "has been somewhat the number of personnel stationed serious boarding and the number of deaths.

        He explained that this was possibly due to the outbreak of April, June and July helped protect many people, since it is rare that people have caught the flu again.

        The Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference, for its part reported on the detection of mutation in the first case of human influenza virus A (H1N1).

        The institute's director, Celia Alpuche Aranda, said he performed to determine if the mutation makes the virus more dangerous or not.

        He reported that these studies were commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), because they also found cases in Brazil, China and the U.S..

        Because of the possibility of infection increase, Mexican authorities found that some unscrupulous traders selling counterfeit drugs against influenza via the Internet, telephone and street markets.

        The head of the Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (Cofepris), Miguel Angel Toscano Velasco said on Tuesday that need reports that private doctors are trying to defraud the public by ensuring they have the human influenza vaccine, which which is false.

        The specialist called on people not to fall into the hands of those who sell fake or antiviral Tamiflu (specific antiviral against influenza A) in informal trade.

        The Mexican government is more able to deal effectively with influenza A (H1N1) with a loan of $ 491 million awarded by the World Bank (WB) last week.

        The financial agency reported from Washington that the ability to monitor the spread of the virus's strength lies in the National Epidemiological Surveillance System (SINAVE) of Mexico.

        Through World Bank loan aims to help the Mexican government to monitor the spread of HIV, mitigate the effects of a second wave, but above all to strengthen the Mexican health system. (Xinhua)


        • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 671 Dead

          Numeralia/Influenza A(H1N1)

          Entidad / Fuente Casos confirmados Defunciones
          Mundo / OMS 622,482 7,826
          M?xico / SSA 66,070 671
          Jalisco / SSJ 3,695* 61
          Corte OMS: 22/11/2009 Corte M?xico: 02/12/2009


          • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 671 Dead


            Praised Mexico's actions against human influenza

            The government of Mexico faces effectively the second wave of infections of influenza A (H1N1) during the winter season, said pulmonologist Mariana Martinez Avila, National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER).

            In an interview with Xinhua, said the Mexican specialist in late November began promptly National Vaccination Campaign against influenza A virus, to which "seeks to mitigate the spread of the disease."

            "This project plans to vaccinate more than 30 million Mexicans in different stages," Vazquez said.

            At this early stage, he said, are immunized only to pregnant women, children and medical staff of the health sector.

            However, the doctor noted that people should follow the health measures implemented the government of Mexico since the virus appeared in April.

            "They should wash their hands several times during the day and be alert to any symptoms that arise, such as temperature greater than 39 degrees, red eyes, runny nose and malaise," he said.

            Questioned about the effects of immunization, the expert said that "until now there have been no adverse reactions among those who have applied the influenza vaccine.

            "There will always be situations, perhaps people who are allergic to egg products, with which the vaccine is produced, but the sensitive population shall be evaluated individually," he said.

            Avila Martinez emphasized that the seasonal flu vaccine is not enough to protect themselves from influenza A (H1N1).

            "It is true that the vaccine seasonal help, but you must have the two types of immunization have more weapons to defend against the virus," he said.

            As regards the increase of cases has occurred in recent weeks in the country, the doctor said that these figures are "within expectations, even have been below the data reported elsewhere in Latin America."

            The Ministry of Health of Mexico (SSA) reported that up to Dec. 2 are 66,070 confirmed cases of human influenza and 671 deaths from this cause.

            "There will be a significant increase in cases at the end of the year and next January, but since we expected this," he said.

            The specialist called on people not to let up in this winter season, because there are environmental factors that facilitate the spread of the virus.

            Martinez Avila expressed his optimism over the fact that in recent weeks have not been dealt severe cases of influenza A.

            "Most cases are treated early with antiviral therapy and appropriate precautionary measures for the patient's family," he said.

            On the mutated virus was detected recently in Mexico, the faculty said that one of the first cases were found in the INER, which showed severe symptoms.

            "At the time the analysis was sent to America, but did not reach any conclusion because they found it (the mutation) in patients with mild disease," he said.

            There is a widespread mutation, he said, is a mutation that appears to be spontaneous.

            The expert stressed that there is no clear evidence that this mutation is transmissible to return to more damaging or more virus resistant to drugs, or to change its conformation.

            "The same vaccine that is distributed in the country is going to help this mutation in the virus," she added.

            At least 8768 people worldwide have died of human influenza, which represents an increase of 942 people during the last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its latest report. (Xinhua)


            • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 671 Dead


              Dejan open A/H1N1 vaccine refrigerator
              ?ngeles Cruz Martinez

              La Jornada
              Thursday, 10 December 2009, p. 42
              The head of the Ministry of Health, Jose Angel Cordova, confirmed that "an oversight," Civil Hospital staff Ernesto Meana San Rom?n, Morelos, left open the refrigerator where they keep vaccines against influenza A/H1N1. He did not specify the number of doses that are damaged and said if it looks usable.

              Based on early reports that they did arrive, apparently the temperature at which they were made with 10-dose vials of biological each was at risk. However, it will check whether they maintain their effectiveness in preventing the new flu.

              In an interview, following the implementation of sectoral campaign "Safe Surgery Saves Lives", Cordova argued that what happened on Tuesday in Morelos, Colima last week was accidental situations.

              Colima was not found in people who should have picked up shots at the airport and Morelos, the fridge did not close well. "Something as simple as that happens to us in our homes. While you should not happen, "he said.

              On the behavior of the pandemic, reported that 66 thousand have been confirmed 390 cases of influenza A/H1N1, of which 722 are from people who died from the disease. Because the samples are only 10 percent of patients, it would seem that the case fatality rate increased, but not so.
              As recommended by the World Health Organization in Mexico confirms the presence of H1N1 virus in all cases of individuals who are hospitalized in serious condition and deaths. Either way, Cordova said, "there has been significant increase in demand for medical services."
              In fact, until Monday, said only 15 people were intubated in the national health institutes and highly specialized hospitals. It is a figure significantly lower, as most critical weeks in the third quarter of transmitting the virus came to be from 60 to 100 patients hospitalized in very serious conditions.

              On the topic, Santiago Echevarr?a Kate Rice, director of Medical Benefits Social Security, confirmed the trend of the pandemic has been declining. The hospitals agency yesterday that 20 people were hospitalized, unlike the 250 who came to hospital in mid-October.

              Cordova said that today begins the second phase of the new flu vaccine, will now be applied to pregnant women with more than six months pregnant, and health personnel.


              • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 722 Dead


                Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, said that so far there has been a significant increase in cases of people infected by the virus H1N1 or a great demand in hospitals

                Doris Ruth Rodriguez and Gomorrah
                El Universal
                Thursday December 10, 2009

                Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, said that so far there has been a significant increase in cases of people infected by the virus H1N1 or a great demand in hospitals.

                Considered that given the evidence, it could keep the yellow alert throughout the winter season, and even, one could put "green".

                He commented that the decline in the number of people infected could be because many were so mild infection, leaving them immunized. "I see no other explanation."

                He reported that to date have registered 66 thousand 390 cases in the country, and that 722 people died.

                Cordova Villalobos said today it will begin to implement the second batch of H1N1 vaccine to health personnel and pregnant women.

                Santiago Echevarria, director of the IMSS Medical Benefit, explained that before the decrease in cases, in almost every state in the country, are in light green.

                Lung damage

                According to the National Institute of Health in the United States, influenza A virus H1N1 in depth damage lung tissue in a manner similar to the viruses that caused epidemics of 1918 and 1957, and this was determined after autopsies of 34 patients who died because of this new flu.

                The discovery, which will be released in a printed report in February 2010, is the first global set to detail the damage in the airways, and shows evidence of secondary bacterial infections.

                Points out that unlike other pandemics, the virus attacks young people with preexisting conditions or who are obese.

                Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Health in the U.S., ahead of the report and indicated that through this medical discovery may have a better idea of the disease and how they may treat patients with influenza A H1N1.

                Investigators from the Office of Chief Medical Investigators in New York and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, examined the autopsy reports of 34 patients who died of influenza A H1N1.


                • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 722 Dead


                  Health reported 732 deaths from influenza
                  Regarding the number of people infected, the Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos explained that the figure remains modest because it already is sampled only 10 percent of severe cases in sentinel units. Sun, 13/12/2009 - 15:24

                  In the Metro remains the prevention campaign against the virus. ArchivoCiudad Mexico-The Health Ministry said the H1N1 pandemic alert is at a stage of stabilization and decreased free full winter season, so it will keep the yellow traffic light, and certainly well come until March when it turns green.

                  However the SSA to report a "case containment", the reports show that broadcasts every week from 1 to 9 December, 90 deaths were joined in passing with 642, which opened this month to a total of 732 that mainly took place in October, November and part of this last month of the year.

                  Regarding the number of infected people, their own Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos explained that the figure remains modest because it already is sampled only 10 percent of severe cases in sentinel units.

                  Therefore, to have 65 thousand 577 cases, the first of December, it happened to 66, 415 cases, according to a report of 9 December. This means an aggregate of 838 additional cases.

                  "Currently there has been a significant increase in hospital, in fact, the report of the national institutes, such as Respiratory Diseases and Nutrition in Mexico City and highly specialized hospitals and reference, reported 15 patients intubated when he had 60 or 100 ".

                  The explanation given by the Secretary of Health about why there is no significant increase in cases in this winter period, is that "there was contact with the virus during the first waves of far more people than we think and who acquired infection was very slight or negligible and that this somehow left them vaccinated or naturally immunized, there is no other explanation. "

                  Of the 732 deaths, a total of 130 were children of 52 days old to 19 years of age. In this sector the highest number of infections and infections, and say, 37 thousand 038.

                  Still the young people, aged between 20 and 49 years which has the highest mortality rate, with 436. This even though it also records the lowest rate of infections, 24 thousand 442.

                  On October 27 remains the highest peak of infection, with a thousand 38, which means 626 more cases for the 412, the highest rate in the first wave of April.

                  The Federal District tops the list of infections with 7 thousand 483; followed by San Luis Potosi with 4 thousand 140, State of Mexico with 3 thousand 987; Nuevo Leon 3 760; Jalisco with 3 thousand 753; Chiapas 3 thousand 648 and Yucatan 3 thousand 238.

                  Valad?z White / Millennium


                  • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 732 Dead


                    Ssa reported 780 deaths from influenza A/H1N1, 48 more in a week
                    The office reported that there has been a total 67 thousand 221 cases infected by December 16.

                    Posted: 18/12/2009 15:21

                    Mexico City. The deaths from influenza A/H1N1 in Mexico, first country to declare a pandemic alert, came to 780 after registering nearly fifty deaths in the last week, according to the Ministry of Health (SSA), which reported a total 67 thousand 221 cases of infected to 16 December.

                    The previous balance indicated that until 9 December, 732 people died from influenza, 66, 415 were infected, the agency said.

                    Of all deaths, 69.5 percent of the victims were between 20 and 54 years of age according to statistics.

                    All states have cases of H1N1 virus infection, but the areas most affected by the disease are the City of Mexico, San Luis Potosi (north) and the State of Mexico (center).

                    The first batch of vaccines against influenza A/H1N1 of 865 thousand doses arrived in Mexico in late November to begin vaccinating health workers and pregnant women, while in December and the next three months will reach more than 30 million doses children, elderly and vulnerable people.

                    The number of deaths caused by influenza A/H1N1 Friday exceeded the threshold of 10 thousand in the world since its emergence in the spring, according to the latest tally published today by the World Health Organization (WHO).


                    • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 800 Dead (+20 in last week)


                      Source: La Jornada

                      Today's update of Secretar?a de Salud. Mexico (National Healh Secretary) reflects:

                      Confirmed lab cases: 67,982
                      Death toll: 800
                      Last edited by estacion; December 22, 2009, 05:17 PM. Reason: It's appears that this news isn't right


                      • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 800 Dead

                        This article says 894. Its probably correct as the govt. website has not been updated since the 16th. Will wait for the official word before changing case counts..


                        Cordova: 894 people have died because of influenza A/H1N1
                        Suman infected and 67 thousand from December to February are the months expect more complicated, he explained.

                        Posted: 21/12/2009 18:08

                        Mexico City. A total of 894 deaths recorded last April in Mexico since the H1N1 influenza virus, reported Monday, Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos.

                        The official said at a press conference that those affected by the virus, whose first manifestations were added since last April, counting the deaths, 67 thousand people.

                        At the same time, Cordova said the month "may be the most difficult" are the end of December, January and February during the winter, which began today.

                        The official also noted that it is conducting a vigorous campaign to prevent the traditional flu and called everyone to the vaccine inoculated.

                        So far Mexico has received a small consignment of vaccines against influenza A (H1N1), but is expected in late December or early January are available in quantities necessary to serve the most vulnerable population, young children and the elderly .


                        • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 823 Dead


                          Pandemic influenza A H1N1 in a stage of "containment": Ssa

                          Despite the few cases of infection, mortality from H1N1 continues to advance: 823 confirmed dead and 68 mil123. There are 29 million 321 thousand 512 cases of acute respiratory infections, only 11 thousand 503 from seasonal influenza.


                          Thu, 24/12/2009 - 12:48
                          The report of the Secretary of Health December 21 counted 67 thousand 982 cases and 800 deaths. Photo: Notimex

                          Mexico City .- The mortality of human influenza virus continues to increase at an accelerated pace even though the pandemic is in the stage of "containment", which is that in just two days totaled 23 dead at the statistics, going from 800 to a total of 823 deaths.

                          The report of the Secretary of Health December 21 counted 67 thousand 982 cases and 800 deaths, two days later, ie on December 23, released Thursday, the figure rose to 68 mil123 confirmed (only 141 cases Additional due to being sampled 10% of severe cases) and 823 deaths.

                          And of those deaths, 142 were children and young people, aged between 52 days old to 19 years of age. The most affected group is the one from 35 to 39 years with 113 cases, followed by having 25 to 29 years with 91, and 45 to 49 years and 50 to 54 years with 79 cases each.

                          The influenza virus, according to Hugo Lopez-Gatell, Deputy Director of Epidemiology, National Center for Epidemiological Surveillance of the Ministry of Health, has had three waves and, possibly, the country is up in third.

                          "The first wave took place in central Iran, between April and May, the second in June, July and August in the southeast, and the third that started since Aug. 15, did not have a precise geographical predominance as it has state, basically, in all the states of Morelos up north.

                          "What we see now is that in the three southeastern states, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan have a small resurgence of cases. We do not know if it will mean that there is a fourth wave, we are evaluating, "said Lopez-Gatell in an interview.

                          About 823 deaths, 62 occurred in April and 72 May, 7 June, 82 July, 36 August, 166 September, 286 October, 110 in November and only 2 in December.

                          The entities that offer the greatest number of deaths from the virus H1N1 are Mexico City with 125; State of Mexico 107, Oaxaca 49 (moved from sixth to third place), Baja California 46, Puebla 44, Chiapas 39; Guanajuato 32 each and Jalisco, San Luis Potosi 31; Hidalgo 28, Queretaro 27, Nuevo Le?n 26; Zacatecas 25, Aguascalientes and Veracruz 24 each, and Chihuahua 23.

                          Just as, Morelos 15; Tamaulipas and Yucatan 14 each, Guerrero and Sonora 13 deaths in each state, Tlaxcala 12; Sinaloa 11; Coahuila 10 (even though it is smaller entities with reported cases of infection), Michoacan and Durango 9 , Baja California Sur 8; Nayarit 7; Tabasco 3, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Colima 1.

                          With regard to the 68 confirmed infections mil123, table relocates to Mexico City in the first 7 thousand 727 infected, ie 11 per cent.

                          The ranks second to San Luis Potosi 4 thousand 271; followed Mexico State at4 thousand 238; Jalisco 4 mil 010 (is the entity with the more rapid accumulation of contagion), Nuevo Leon with 3 thousand 858; Chiapas 3 thousand 652, Yucat?n with 3 thousand 246; Michoacan 2 thousand 861; Veracruz 2 thousand 384; Sonora 2 thousand 375, Tamaulipas 2 thousand 272; Oaxaca 2 thousand 206

                          Entities with less number of cases are 178 Campeche, Coahuila 383, Sinaloa 623, Quintana Roo 694 Morelos 710.

                          The SSA reported low levels of hospital, with about 35 serious intubated High Specialty Hospitals and National, as the Respiratory Disease and Nutrition. By October internment and demands exceeding 160 cases per day.

                          However, in Mexico Epidemiological Bulletin reports that up to December 19 were 29 million 321 thousand registered 512 cases of acute respiratory infections (IRAS), ie more than 32% increase compared to 2008 which recorded 22 million 201 thousand 730.

                          The H1N1 virus continues to shift from seasonal influenza because the Epidemiological Bulletin reports that only 11 thousand have accumulated 503 cases of traditional flu

                          The highest peak of the outbreak of influenza, is located on the 27th October with 070casos thousand, followed by October 20 with a thousand 38 cases. The highest peak of the first wave recorded on April 25, barely 412 cases.

                          Blanca Valadez
                          Valadez White / Millennium


                          • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 823 Dead


                            Ends 2009 with 823 deaths in Mexico by a new virus unknown until a year ago.

                            Posted: Thursday 31 December 2009 | 03:04 hrs.

                            By: Margarita Vega / Agencia Reforma
                            Mexico, D.F.

                            Mexico finished 2009 with 823 deaths from the disease a year ago was not even suspected their existence: the influenza A H1N1.

                            The discovery of the new virus, which last April, shocked not only the country but the entire world, has had important consequences for the Mexican health system, which had to be strengthened emergency to avoid being overtaken by the increasing number of patients.

                            Among the novelties, the Health Secretariat (SSA) has emphasized the modernization of
                            state health laboratories, the equipment of intensive care units in major hospitals in the country, training of medical personnel to treat the sick, and the purchase of more than 600 fans to provide artificial respiration of patients most serious .

                            Nationally, the consequences of the epidemic were mainly economic, not only for its impact on tourism and services, but also in the public sector.

                            According to its owner, Jose Angel Cordova, SSA has Disbursements 4 thousand 300 million pesos to overcome the epidemic, in addition to disburse approximately 2 thousand 700 million pesos par buying 30 million doses of vaccine against influenza A H1N1.

                            Despite spending millions, the population for which the unit determined to apply the vaccine on a priority-health personnel and pregnant women, has rejected the biological, citing concerns about its safety.

                            And although the Secretariat has ensured the safety and efficacy of vaccines, and raises the possibility of applying them to the general population at the low response of the priority groups.

                            While the agency had made projections for the winter where 10 percent of Mexicans will not catch the virus and about 20 thousand would be hospitalized since late October, which was the month with the highest number of confirmed cases, prevalence began to decline.

                            However, Cordova said the surveillance will be strengthened through the first week of February and will not change the alert level, currently at yellow, in anticipation of a potential fourth wave of the epidemic in the country.

                            So far, the Federal District, San Luis Potosi, Mexico state institutions remain as the largest number of confirmed cases of influenza A H1N1.

                            Despite the decline in new cases of the virus, the SSA has confirmed that the A H1N1 influenza has become dominant, displacing the seasonal influenza.

                            Foreign visitors

                            The number of foreign visitors received by Mexico this year fell almost 16 percent.

                            According to the records of the National Migration Institute (INM), between January and November 2009 entered Mexico 16.3 million non-resident aliens in the country, including tourists, business visitors and members of air and sea crews, among others.

                            The figure in the same period in 2008 amounted to 19.4 million.

                            The sharpest fall was recorded in May at the start of the epidemic of influenza A H1N1. That month came to the country only 488 thousand foreign visitors, by 1.9 million in the same month of 2008.

                            The number of tourists visiting the country increased from 9.4 million in 2008 to 8.1 million in this year.

                            In Quintana Roo the flow of foreign tourists fell from 515 thousand in March to 125 million in May. In Baja California Sur, the figure went from 112 thousand to 47 thousand in the same period.

                            However, the Minister of Tourism, said the main indicators of tourist activity in Mexico showed clear signs of recovery at the end of 2009.

                            He said there has been a secondary recovery from influenza A H1N1 in hotel occupancy of the main destinations of the country, as they have reached the level before the health alert.

                            "Without a doubt, the year 2009 was atypical for tourism in our country. However, we are working to continue being a source of development for Mexico. What's remarkable to this day is that we have begun to recover," he said in press conference on 14 December.

                            / amc


                            • Re: Mexico - Case Tracking: 823 Dead


                              In Mexico, H1N1 virus in 2009 left 823 dead
                              Written by the Universal
                              Friday, 01 of Enero of 2010 18:13

                              MEXICO, D.F. Until 26 December 2009, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health (SSA), 823 people died from the human influenza virus AH1N1.

                              In the last report made by SSA on the evolution of the disease have been registered 68 thousand 123 cases confirmed across the country.
                              The unit, headed by Dr. Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, of the 823 reported deaths due to H1N1, 50.7% were persons of the male and the remaining 49.3% were women.

                              Some 70% were in the age range of 20 to 54 years, 88.3% had fever, 84.9% suffered from cough and 64.3% general attacks.

                              The five states most affected by human influenza virus are Mexico City, with seven thousand accumulated 727 cases, followed San Luis Potosi, with four thousand 271; the state of Mexico, with four thousand 238; Jalisco, with four thousand ten, and Nuevo Leon, with three thousand 858 cases.
                              Chiapas reported 652 cases and three thousand Yucatan, three thousand accumulated 246 cases confirmed.

                              The entities that reported more than two thousand cases are Michoac?n, Veracruz, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Oaxaca, Hidalgo, Guerrero and Baja California.

                              While Queretaro, Puebla, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Tlaxcala, Guanajuato, Durango, Colima, Chihuahua, and Tabasco, with more than thousand cases.

                              Only Zacatecas, Baja California Sur, Morelos, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Coahuila and Campeche recorded fewer than 950 confirmed cases of A H1N1.

                              On 24 December, Secretary of Health issued a warrant to be stepped up prevention measures against influenza A H1N1 during the winter season.

                              In a video conference, urged his counterparts in the entities to be prepared for the holiday season, especially during the months of January and February of this year.

                              End of problem
                              The national commissioner for Influenza Ssa, Alejandro Macias, said that even though the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that a pandemic will persist during 2010, in Mexico could be resolved in March or April.

                              Macias, a specialist at the National Institute of Nutrition, said that from April, "and only sporadic cases will be within expectations in what is known as endemic channels.

                              WHO designed a new peak of cases of influenza A H1N1 in the northern hemisphere as a result of which several countries have adverse climates, so the figure of more than 11 thousand deaths in 208 countries could increase in coming weeks.

                              The international agency urged countries, especially those in the region of the Americas in the northern hemisphere, to accelerate their plans for vaccination because despite the mutations recorded vaccine is effective H1N1 influenza A


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                                In January will increase cases of human influenza: Health
                                According to the Epidemiological Bulletin Single Information System for Epidemiological Surveillance of the Ministry of Health until 26 December, 33 thousand 534 confirmed cases of H1N1 in men and 34 thousand 772 in women.

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                                The federal agency estimates that the number of infections will increase during the first two months. Photo: ArchivoM?xico .- The human influenza virus already affects 68 thousand Mexicans and 306 are expected this figure to increase because of the intensification of the cold, according to the Ministry of Health, will increase starting this month and February the number of infections.

                                According to the Epidemiological Bulletin Single Information System for Epidemiological Surveillance of the Ministry of Health until 26 December, 33 thousand 534 confirmed cases of H1N1 in men and 34 thousand 772 in women.

                                Only in a week, which runs from 20 to 26 December, 170 new cases were reported in the Federal District 186 in the State of Mexico, 108 in Jalisco and San Luis Potosi 106, and this even when notifications are made isolated, only 10 percent of severe cases.
                                So far, according to the Epidemiological Bulletin, have been reported in all units and hospital networks sentinels der 11 thousand total 582 cases of seasonal influenza, the traditional, which shows that about 90 percent of all infections are A / H1N1.

                                The system also reports on separate epidemiological pneumonia and bronchopneumonia, and of these up on December 26 reported 792 cases, 148 thousand (75 thousand 096 men and 73 thousand 696 women). This is more than 5 per cent compared to 2008, which stood at 137 thousand 186 cases.

                                For Acute Respiratory Infections (IRAS), the year of 2009 virtually ended 29 million 895 thousand cases of 666 people affected in some degree according to reports issued by the SSA, IMSS, ISSSTE, Pemex and the Navy. In just a week throughout the country was 573 thousand 567 new cases.

                                The figure of 29 million 895 thousand 666 is more than 20 percent above that recorded in 2008, which ended 22 million 775 thousand 621 cases for people sick with IRAS.

                                The SSA has held constant meetings with local health authorities in this winter period were vaccinated by doctors and pregnant women, as it is expected that there is a rebound of cases of contagion.

                                And it is during the months of January and February when it is expected that rapid spread of human influenza A/H1N1, due to the decrease of temperature.

                                "The cold air mass kept covered most of the country, causes sharp drop in temperature in the northwest, north and northeast, and potential for sleet or snow in the mountains of Chihuahua and Durango.

                                "In addition to freezing in the mountains and open country areas of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Mexico State, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

                                The SSA report expected environments of extreme cold, with temperatures below nine degrees Celsius in central-western and south-southwest of Chihuahua and Durango in north-west.

                                Already registered intense cold, unless at least three of nine degrees Celsius in most parts of Chihuahua, Durango, northeast and center.

                                Cold of at least three three degrees, in northeastern Baja California, northwest, north, northeast and central-eastern Sonora, Chihuahua east, north and southeast of Coahuila, northern Nuevo Leon, northern and central Tamaulipas , west of San Luis Potosi, northern Jalisco, most of Durango, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Queretaro and mainly in the mountains of the central states of the country.

                                The cold, three to nine degrees Celsius, in Baja California, northern Baja California, central Sonora and Coahuila, Nayarit eastern, central Jalisco, northern Michoacan, Oaxaca and northwest mountains of central-eastern Chiapas .

                                The Health Ministry reported that although it is ensuring the supply of drugs and supplies in all health units have died from cold, from 29 October to 31 December, 9 persons: seven were in Chihuahua (three for hypothermia and four by carbon monoxide poisoning), one in Durango (by hypothermia) and one in Puebla (from hypothermia).

                                Blanca Valadez / Milenio Diario