Exponential Increase in Respiratory Infections in Southeast Mexico

During the first 21 weeks of 2023, health authorities have documented an exponential increase in cases of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) in the Yucatán Peninsula, where the three states combined have accumulated 312,353 diagnosed patients with this condition.

According to the National Epidemiological Bulletin of the Ministry of Health, Yucatán is the state with the highest number, with 139,181 cases, followed by Quintana Roo with 107,965 cases and Campeche with 64,570 cases.

The difference from last year ranges from 25,000 to 52,000 cases. For example, in the case of Yucatán, by week 21 of 2022, there were 87,442 patients diagnosed with ARI, while Quintana Roo had 82,823 cases, and Campeche had 39,345 cases.

In the epidemiological traffic light for this type of disease, the figures reported by the peninsula states show that Yucatán and Quintana Roo remain in the yellow zone, while Campeche is in the orange zone according to the incidence per 100,000 inhabitants.

TYT Newsroom