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  • Mexico, influenza 2018-19: 709 deaths

    Confirmed 491 cases and 28 deaths due to influenza

    In the current season of influenza, 491 cases and 28 deaths have been confirmed, and the AH1N1 virus is the one that has prevailed so far, according to the weekly report of the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE) of the Ministry of Health. Of the total cases registered from week 40 to 46 this year, 378 (77 percent) cases positive for influenza were for the subtype of virus A (H1N1), 76 for B, 28 for influenza A and nine for A ( H3N2). The entities with the highest number of confirmed cases are: Veracruz, Guerrero, Chiapas, Sinaloa and Oaxaca; that altogether they add 51.9 percent of the total.
    While of the 28 deaths that have been reported, 23 were for A (H1N1), three for influenza A and two for B. The states with the highest number of deaths are: Veracruz, Tabasco, Sonora, Chiapas and Sinaloa, which together make up 64.3 percent. When comparing the behavior of reported deaths, this is the highest number for the same period, from 2010 to date.

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    141 deaths from influenza in 2018

    With 141 deaths due to influenza during the course of this year and during the rainy season in the Sierra, the vaccination campaign began in Quito this week. For this, 4.6 million doses are available to be administered to 829,000 children up to 35 months of age and to 3.8 million children between 6 months and 5 years of age, pregnant women, the elderly and people with chronic diseases.

    "From the beginning of the presentation of cases, on November 19, 2017, until November 10, 2018, 1,484 confirmed cases are reported, in which a low circulation of the virus can be seen in recent weeks," says the most recent epidemiological report.


    • #3
      There are already 63 deaths due to influenza

      The current influenza season records 63 deaths from the disease, the second highest since 2012, according to records from the epidemiological authorities. In addition, the lethality of this disease went from 1.6 to 6.6 percent when comparing last season with the current one, because 80 percent of the cases correspond to strain A H1N1, the most aggressive. However, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo L?pez-Gatell, indicated that the situation is within the expected. And stressed that the increase in lethality does not imply an emergency, since the behavior of the virus is similar to that presented in other seasons, where this strain predominated. The virus, he explained, affects the young adult more than children and older adults, who are more affected by the strains that prevailed last season.


      • #4
        There are 103 deaths due to influenza in the country

        The Ministry of Health reported that so far in the current winter season have registered a thousand 443 cases of influenza and 103 people have died. According to the epistemological bulletin, of the thousand 443 cases of influenza in the country, one thousand 194 correspond to the strain AH1N1; 171 type B; 64 of virus A and 14 of H3N2. Of the people who have died from influenza 91 are due to AH1N1, seven due to influenza type A and five due to influenza type B. The entities where there have been the most cases are Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, State of Mexico and Sonora.


        • #5
          Ssa reports 116 deaths due to influenza in last quarter

          Saturday, December 29, 2018. The Ministry of Health reported that in the last quarter of the year (from epidemiological week 40 to 52) 116 deaths were reported for influenza, of which 104 corresponded to type A (H1N1) virus, seven for influenza A and five for influenza B. The number of deaths, according to the data collected by the health authorities, is almost five times more than that reported for the period 2017-2018, with a record of 25 deaths.


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            Cases of influenza increase 400% and double deaths in 2018-2019

            The Ministry of Health rejected that there is a situation of serious epidemiological risk for influenza in the country, despite the increase in the number of cases and deaths from this disease. He reported that the spread of viral infection in the 2018-2019 season is slower than in previous periods, although the number of cases increased by up to 400 percent and more than double the number of deaths due to this condition. In a press conference, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Promotion of Health of the federal government, Hugo L?pez Gatell, explained that the spread of the disease started this period before its time, that is, in mid-September.

            Lopez Gatell said that up to this week of the current season 2018-2019 have been presented thousand 948 cases and 143 deaths.


            • #7
              For its part, in its most recent report, the federal Ministry of Health reported that there have been confirmed 3,729 cases of influenza in the country, with 368 deaths.

              Children under nine and those over 40 are the most affected.

              In most cases they received late medical attention.

              The states with the highest number of reported cases are Tlaxcala, Baja California Sur, Zacatecas, Oaxaca and Chihuahua.



              • #8
                There are 4 thousand cases of influenza in Mexico

                The federal Ministry of Health reported that influenza continues to show an expected behavior for the current season, continuing a slight decrease in recent weeks, with a predominance of subtypeviral (AH1N1pdm09).
                There have been 4,618 cases reported and in the last report 448 deaths have been recorded for this cause, so far this year.
                The most affected age groups are children under 9 (TIA * 4.49-6.95) and those over 40 (TIA * 4.13-5.57).
                People do not attend a medical check-up (31.3%) and a delay in the start of treatment for their care (45.5%), and death in patients with risk factors and comorbidities (94% unvaccinated.



                • #9
                  At the country level, according to the last update of the current flu season, there are 514 deaths due to this viral disease, five thousand positive cases and 36 thousand 823 probable cases.



                  • #10
                    Deaths from influenza reappear; total 627 in the last 5 months

                    CITY OF MEXICO (El Universal) .- The Ministry of Health informed through the General Directorate of Epidemiology that from week 40 (October 2018) to March 10 (March 8) 5,636 positive cases of influenza have been detected and 627 deaths, of which, 570 were caused by the AH1N1 virus, 36 by strain A, 20 by type B and 1 by AH3N2.
                    The entities with more deaths from influenza are the State of Mexico with 70, followed by Hidalgo with 66, Mexico City with 54, Puebla with 48 and Guanajuato with 34, together they account for 43.4% of deaths due to this respiratory disease.
                    So far, week two, which ran from January 6 to 12, is the one that has reported the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths with 476 and 80, respectively.



                    • #11
                      Regarding the number of patients, he stressed that the list is headed by Mexico City, with 739 infections confirmed by laboratory; State of Mexico, with 565; Hidalgo, with 304; Tlaxcala, with 288; Guanajuato, with 274, and Oaxaca, with 270. The first five entities mentioned together account for 35.5 percent of the total confirmed cases in the whole country. The report explained that since the epidemiological week 40 of 2018 45,449 cases of Disease have been reported Influenza Type (ETI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI), of which 6 thousand 107 have been confirmed as influenza. The five states with the highest proportion of positive cases of influenza in relation to the suspected cases detected are Guerrero, with 20.9 percent, Baja California, with 20.4 percent; Chihuahua, with 18.9 percent; Morelos, with 18.8 percent and Oaxaca, with 18.7 percent. Of the total confirmed cases of influenza, 4 thousand 637 correspond to AH1N1; 829 to influenza type B; 403 to AH3N2 and 238 to influenza type A. 709 deaths have been reported for influenza: 641 for AH1N1, 40 for influenza A, 26 for influenza B and two for AH3N2.