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    Colima reports first flu death
    The victim had complications and died of fulminant pneumonia, the authorities reinforced the vaccination campaign

    WINTER. The State Health Sector apply a total of 134,645 doses of vaccine against seasonal influenza this winter season 2011-2012 (Photo Archive THE UNIVERSAL)

    The Ministry of Health and Social Wellbeing of Colima reported the first death from influenza, apparently of a seasonal nature.

    The head of the agency, Agustin Lara, said the victim, male, "was treated for influenza, apparently of a seasonal nature, and had health complications and died of fulminant pneumonia Mexican Institute facilities Social Security. "

    In response, announced that this week will intensify the statewide campaign of vaccination against influenza, mainly seasonal and H1N1, in order to prevent complications of acute respiratory infections.

    The State Health Sector apply a total of 134,645 vaccine doses antiinfluenza seasonal winter season 2011-2012.

    Lara Esqueda said that at present the industry is prepared to meet such emergencies and has the amount of vaccine necessary to meet the demand of the population.

    In relation to the goals of the Ministry of Health, said to be applied 31 000 608 doses of vaccine to children 6 to 59 months of age and 25,750 adults aged 60 years and more.

    He added that 15,244 vaccinated children from 36 to 59 months, 9,196 infants 6 to 16 months, 4,248 children aged 24 to 35 months and 2,920 17 to 23 months of age.

    Also vaccinate the population 60 and older and 50 to 59 years in risk groups, which included people with diabetes, heart disease (excluding hypertension), kidney disease, chronic lung disease (including asthma ), immunodeficiency, cancer, HIV, anatomic or functional asplenia.

    Also be vaccinated children 3,006 5 to 9 years old with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, heart disease, HIV, hemoglobinopathies (sickle cell anemia or African), chronic kidney problems, diabetes and arthritis, as well as 15,106 people considered at-risk groups (HIV, pregnant women and 50 to 59 years of age).

    Also apply 690 thousand doses of vaccine to health staff in clinical areas is in contact with patients (including quartermaster personnel and administrative).

    He added that extend the application of second dose for the months of January and February the children who are 6 months old in November and December and during these months are vaccinated with first dose.