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Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul, influenza 2019: 18 fatalities

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  • Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul, influenza 2019: 18 fatalities

    Health Department confirms first deaths due to influenza in 2019

    The State Department of Health (SES) confirmed on Wednesday (15) the first two cases of death due to influenza in Rio Grande do Sul this year. The victims are two elderly, 71 and 79 years old, living in the municipalities of São Gabriel and Barra do Ribeiro, respectively. They did not have the names disclosed. Still according to SES, the victims had not been immunized against the flu, since they contracted the virus before the beginning of the period for vaccination of the elderly, that began on 22 April.

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    It reaches 12, the number of people who died due to Influenza in RS

    In a week, the state registered three more deaths due to influenza A. The new epidemiological bulletin was released, this Wednesday (3), by the State Department of Health (SES). As a result, the number of fatal influenza victims in the state has risen to 12. Even with the increase, the disease is less lethal than in 2018. By the last week of June last year, Health Surveillance had already counted 33 deaths. Among the most recent victims is a five-month-old baby, living in Capão do Leão, in the southern region. The mother was not vaccinated. The child had a history of cardiovascular disease and did not withstand the H1N1 virus. Like last year, most of the deaths in the state were caused by the H1N1 virus, followed by H3N2.


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      Influenza: RS registers three more deaths and total in 2019 reaches 18

      A bulletin updated today by the State Department of Health (SES) reveals that the number of deaths attributed to Influenza (flu) in Rio Grande do Sul has increased to 18 since the beginning of the year. Three have been registered since last week in São Lourenço do Sul, Gramado and São Luiz Gonzaga. Although it continues to grow, the number of deaths is less than 1/3 of the total of the past, when by the middle of July 58 people had died. There were 133 occurrences of influenza, until July 13, in 49 cities in Rio Grande do Sul. By 2018, there were 383 through the first week of the month. The Metropolitan Region registers 51.1% of the cases, with 40 only in Porto Alegre. Canoas had 11 confirmations, followed by São Gabriel, Passo Fundo and Santa Cruz do Sul, both with five.