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  • Influenza B predominates; discarded A H1N1
    Spanish-English translation

    Influenza B predominates; discarded A H1N1
    By: El Porvenir / Consuelo López González, Thursday, November 22, 2012

    Monterrey, NL. - Thus far the winter season and there were 89 cases of influenza, the virus in type "B" is ahead and H1N1 still make an appearance, said yesterday the Ministry of Health in the State.

    Jesus Zacarias Villarreal, head of area, said that while the low temperatures of recent days have resulted in a moderate increase in respiratory diseases, the truth is that the situation is under control.

    Especially if you take into account that for several weeks launched the implementation of the anti-influenza vaccine, which is intended to shield the most vulnerable sectors.

    "We have 89 confirmed cases of influenza so far, of which all but two are of influenza B".

    Jesus Zacarias Villarreal
    "This is good, because it is a seasonal influenza, brings no additional serious situation or what is influenza and most importantly, the vaccine protects against this strain," he said.

    The official explained that at the time are now implemented about 50 percent of the 500,000 doses that correspond to the state sector, but the goal is to reach one million 500 thousand people.

    This emphasis on children of 0-5 years old, adults over 60, those with chronic degenerative diseases, pregnant women and health workers.

    Measures of recommendation, he added, are frequently washing hands, not self-medicate and consult a physician if any symptoms.

    Regarding dengue Zacarias Villarreal said that operations against mosquito breeding will continue for the rest of the year.

    This whole time, not predicted freezing temperatures, the vector will continue this.

    "I have not had sustained heavy frost here in Texas, and this allows the vector to survive, the eggs can remain in a tank and born during the first rains of the next year."

    "So let's keep the intensity of the work because the risk is still present," he added.