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So far, there have been no reports of flu deaths in Yucatan



Merida, Yuc.- Cases of influenza in Yucatan add up to three a week in this seasonal season 2018-2019, so Yucatan occupies the eighth place among countries that report more cases of flu in the current period.

The incidence of the disease so far is 8.4 percent of the possible cases and by the 15th of this month there were 18 incidents, resulting from 215 cases that had migrated, as he determined.

It should be noted that the figure for this season is higher than that of the previous year (2017-2018), when 73 reasonable cases were counted in the same court and only four were positive for the flu, without death.

Therefore, institutions of the health sector have about 500,000 doses against the disease to apply biocytane during this period, since the season, which began six weeks ago, which controls influenza virus AH1N1 and so far there have been no deaths related to the condition.

The list of countries with more cases is led by Veracruz, with 73, followed by Guerrero, with 63; Chips, with 46; Sinaloa, with 39; Oaxaca, with 35; Tabasco, with 30; Mexico City and Puebla, each 19 years old; Yucatán, with 18 y, State of Mexico, with 17.

According to a weekly epidemiological surveillance report week 46, with a cut to November 15, 491 positive cases of influenza were nationally confirmed, of which 378 corresponded with the virus AH1N1, 76 for influenza B, 28 for influenza A and 9, to AH3N2 variety. The total number of probable incidents in Mexico is 6,000 420.

To date, he has confirmed 28 flu-related deaths, corresponding to the countries Veracruz (5), Tabasco (4), Sonora (4), Chiapas (3) and Sinaloa (2). The states of Aguascalientes, Tlaxcala, Tamaulipas, Puebla, Querétaro, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico and Hidalgo state, confirmed one death each.

In the current season of seasonal influenza, which began in the Epidemiological Week 40 (the first week of October), the groups most affected by the disease are children aged 1-9 years, adults between 40 and 49 years old and those over the age of 60.

The flu virus can spread rapidly when a person coughs or sneezes and distributes particles that contain the infection through the air. It can also spread through the hands contaminated with the virus.

The vaccine reduces deaths in diabetics by 30%

It should be noted that the flu vaccine can reduce to 30 percent the possibility that a person with diabetes died due to complications of this virus, experts say. Sanofi-Pasteur's medical director in Latin America, Patricia Cervantes, warned that people with diabetes who receive flu are three times more likely to be hospitalized and six times more likely to die.

The expert explained that this vaccine protects people with diabetes and reduces by 30 percent the possibility of suffering from a sudden heart attack, at 22 percent, heart failure; 19%, myocardial infarction, and 15%, a picture of pneumonia. Finally, he stressed that in eight of the ten cases of people who have complications from the flu is that they have not been vaccinated or that they have one or more morbidity like diabetes.

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