First Influenza death of the year is registered in Yucatan

This photograph of CDC's Dr. Terrence Tumpey, Microbiologist for the National Center for Infectious Diseases, shows him examining specimens of the 1918 Pandemic Influenza Virus, a virus that was reconstructed in hopes of combating a future influenza pandemic.Dr. Tumpey recreated the 1918 influenza virus to identify the characteristics that made the 1918 influenza virus so harmful. This effort enables researchers to develop new vaccines and treatments for future pandemic influenza viruses.The 1918 flu epidemic was caused by an influenza A virus (H1N1), killing more than 500,000 people in the United States, and up to 50 million worldwide. Many people died within the first few days after infection, and others died of complications later. Nearly half of those who died were young, healthy adults. Influenza A (H1N1) viruses still circulate today after being introduced again into the human population in the 1970s.

Influenza cases increase in Yucatan; the first death from the disease is reported

MÉRIDA, YUC. | SSY (January 20, 2022).- In Yucatan, sanitary measures are reinforced due to the increase in influenza. The entity registered the first death from the disease, a situation that had not occurred for three years.

In Yucatán, the first death from influenza of the season (from the AH3N2 strain) was recorded, a disease that has killed 29 people from 13 states. Until January 14, the State reports 222 positive cases of the disease, according to the epidemiological statistics of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Due to the accelerated increase in respiratory disease preventable through vaccination, Nuevo León ousted Quintana Roo and Yucatán from the first two places in the national incidence table.

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