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Brazil, influenza 2019: 222 fatalities

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  • Brazil, influenza 2019: 222 fatalities

    As of April 27, at least 535 people were hospitalized this year in Brazil for severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by influenza and 99 died as a result of the illness. According to the Ministry of Health, 90% of all deaths occurred in people who already had risk factors for influenza, such as the elderly, patients with chronic disease, children, pregnant women, indigenous women, and women who had recently given birth.
    The new epidemiological bulletin reveals that the H1N1 virus is prevalent in the country to date, and accounts for most of the deaths from influenza - alone, it accounts for 254 cases and 89 deaths. A further 54 cases of influenza A (H3N2) were identified; 38 influenza A non-subtyped; and 62 cases of influenza B. Other 127 cases, according to the folder, have not yet had the identified subtype.

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    MOH: 74% of deaths from influenza in 2019 were caused by H1N1

    Influenza deaths in Brazil already total 199 cases in 2019, according to the Ministry of Health's balance sheet until June 3. Most of them (74.4%) were caused by the H1N1 virus. The total number of deaths is lower than at the same time last year. In this same period, the flu killed 335 people. However, the number of H1N1 cases has increased. In 2018, this virus was linked to 65% of deaths by Epidemiological Week 21. This year, the increase was almost 10 percentage points.


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      222 people in Brazil died from influenza in through May 25th, uptick in H1N1 cases

      The number of deaths from influenza has increased rapidly this year in Brazil.
      According to the Brazilian Health Ministry, there were 222 registered cases of deaths from influenza through May 25th.
      More than half were caused by a new type of influenza, H1N1.
      The total number of deaths is lower than the 335 deaths seen over the same period last year.
      But deaths due to H1N1 have increased by 10 percent so far this year.
      Most patients were reported in San Paulo.
      H1N1 was first reported in Mexico in 2009 and has continued to spread widely since then.