Published On: Sat, Sep 7th, 2013

Influenza H1N1 attacks Yucatan

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020413b61a06f83medA new outrage of influenza  H1N1 in Yucatan records in just one week 32 confirmed cases , 94 per cent of people infected throughout the country reports Federal Ministry of Health .

The National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control ( CENAPRECE ) reports that during the  year week 34 in the country there are 205 confirmed cases of influenza H1N1 distributed in 18 states in Mexico, most of the cases are presented in the Yucatan Peninsula. In just one week, there were 34 new cases , 29 are from Yucatán, 3 in Quintana Roo, and the rest in Queretaro and Mexico City.

The Director of Prevention and Health Protection of the Yucatan Health Department ( SSY ) Rafael Barrera Zoreda  explained that after the detection of two cases in the Yucatan Psychiatric Hospital, the respective measurement to prevent an outbreak were taken.

With the pandemic influenza H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Yucatan suffered the effects of this virus, which became typical of the region. That year in Mexico 69,596 cases were recorded causing 931 people dead.

This year, Yucatan ranks first place nationwide with 114 cases follow by Quintana Roo with 9 confirmed cases, and with 17 cases Campeche rank third.

 Aguascalientes, Jalisco, and Nuevo Leon with four cases respectively are next in the rank, and 3 infected cases in Mexico City, Guerrero, Queretaro, Sonora and Tlaxcala are in fourth place.

Barrera Zoreda called the population to enforce the preventive measurement like the use of antibacterial- gel, washing hands constantly and practice good hygiene habit .

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