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In Chiapas, 11 people died from the flu

In Chiapas, 11 people died from the flu

According to the Directorate-General for Epidemiology (DGE) in its report to week number 11, reports that Chiapas has recorded death of 11 people due to influenza, this season 2018-2019.

Some statistical data show that in eight years of analysis, this condition has been increasing and confirmed by showing that in 2010-2011, three thousand 29 confirmed cases of 35 deaths from the disease were reported; Unlike in 2018-2019, nationwide five thousand 899 cases were confirmed and 676 deaths occurred.

Despite these figures, Chiapas has not yet been included in the highest mortality states; Hidalgo and Zacatecas, the federal units at the top of the list.

"In the seasonal influenza season 2018-2019, 5,899 positive cases have been confirmed for influenza: 4,584 of AH1N1pdm09, 775 of B, 312 of AH3N2 and 228 of influenza A. A 676 death has been reported for influenza: 617 for AH1N1pdm09, 36 for influenza A , 22 for influenza B and 1 for AH3N2, "reveals the letter.

The report points out that in the season of the influenza season 2018-2019 there are three ages that concentrate the largest number of cases; from one to nine years old, from 40 to 49 years and after sixty.

Even Chiapas is also outside the states that represent the highest number of deaths and confirmed cases.

The letter states that "units with the largest number of confirmed cases of influenza in the season 2018-2019 are: Mexico City, Mexico, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala and Oaxaca; that they add completely 35.6% of the total confirmed case" .

In addition, five states account for 43.6 percent of all deaths caused by influenza within them, they are Mexico, Hidalgo, Mexico City, Puebla and Guanajuato.

The epidemiological week number two this year, 6-12. January, the one who registered the highest number of confirmed cases was national but also where there were more deaths with 476 people with the disease and 80 deaths.

"Since week 40 in 2018, there have been 43,755 cases of influenza-like disease (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), of which 5,899 have been confirmed as influenza. The 5 states with the highest proportion of positive cases of influenza over those suspected cases are: Guerrero (21.4%), Baja California (20.9%), Tamaulipas (19%), Morelos (18.9%) and Oaxaca (18.9%)) ", designates the document that can is heard for free on the DGE website.

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