Health authorities report 68 deaths from influenza in addition to 976 positive cases of seasonal disease, which shows an increase in cases in the cold season from October 2, 2016 to date. Of the deaths, 46 were caused by influenza H1N1; 12 by type A; 9 for type B and one death due to contagion of H3N2 influenza, confirms the Influenza Epidemiological Surveillance System. The victims of these deadly cases of influenza are eminently persons older than 60 years followed by children from one to nine years old and adults from 40 to 49 years of Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, Yucatan, Mexico City and Quintana Roo, entities that concentrated The highest number of cases in the 2016/2017 season.
It should be noted that the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE), "has not identified mutations related to antigenic changes" nor have viral resistance to the drug oseltamivir been identified. Despite the increase in this season, health authorities that monitor the behavior of respiratory diseases report a decrease in cases of acute respiratory infection, pneumonia and bronchopneumonia, compared to the same week last year.