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Two patients have died of Influenza in Yucatan

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Two people have already died in the state of Yucatan due to complications provoked by cases of Influenza so far this season, confirmed federal health authorities. According to the report of the National System of Epidemiological Surveillance (Sinave), 34 cases of influenza have been confirmed in the state, out of 382 probable, of which at least two people lost their lives for this cause, although it has not been specified during what phase of the desease the deaths occurred.

In fact, Yucatán is the peninsular state with the highest number of positive reports and deaths due to Influenza, since Quintana Roo has 25 confirmed cases, while Campeche has 20, with no reports of deaths in any of these two states.

Nationwide, the Sinave has confirmed 1,938 positive cases of Influenza, with the AH1N1 type having the greatest incidence, with 143 deaths.

The states with the highest number of confirmed cases of Influenza during the 2018-2019 seasonal period are Oaxaca, Veracruz, Mexico City, Chihuahua and Guerrero; that altogether add for 37.2% of the total, while casualties due to this desease have been reported in Puebla, Sonora and Hidalgo.

In terms of acute respiratory infections, federal health authorities report a decrease in cases accounted for last year compared to 2017.

The figures indicate that 2018 concluded with 598,945 confirmed cases against more than 600,000 that were counted in 2017.

TYT Newsroom with information from reporteroshoy.mx

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