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Second death from influenza in Yucatán in 15 days

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A person died of influenza in Yucatán in week 46 (from November 10 to 16) of 2023 and the number of fatalities from the flu in 15 days in this entity increased to two, reported the federal Ministry of Health (SSA).

Likewise, they highlighted that this season the influenza A H1N1 virus (which caused a pandemic in 2009) predominates, at 76%, in Mexico. They are followed by influenza B (15.2%), Non-Subtypeable (7.9%), and influenza A H3N2 (0.7%) viruses.

A year ago, at this time, the influenza A H3N2 virus predominated (86.3%). This was followed by A Not Subtypeable (11.2%), A H1N1 (2.4%), and influenza B (0.1%).

Every week, the SSA publishes a report on the Seasonal Influenza Season, which covers week 40 of 2023 to week 20 of 2024, this is from September 29 to next May.

This Tuesday, November 21, in its report for week 46, the SSA specified that 24 deaths from influenza have already been confirmed in Mexico, one less than in the same period in 2022.

Nuevo León has already confirmed four deaths (16.7%); Puebla, Hidalgo, and Sinaloa, three (12.5%), each; Yucatán and Michoacán, two (8.3%), each, and Campeche, Colima, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Quintana Roo, Veracruz and Zacatecas, one death (4.1%), each, he detailed.

Deaths from influenza A H1N1 doubled in Yucatán, as only one person died from influenza in the state until week 46 of 2022. Campeche and Quintana Roo, in turn, had no deaths in the same period of 2022.

Regarding the sick, the SSA said that, from September 29 to November 16, 2023, Yucatán accumulated 1,268 cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and 69 cases of Influenza-Type Illness (ILI).

According to these figures, this year in Yucatán SARI patients decreased by 53.3%, but influenza patients tripled, as there were 2,721 and 21 cases, respectively, in week 46 of 2022. A similar situation is recorded in Quintana Roo, a state that accumulates 223 cases of SARI and 16 of influenza, that is, these diseases increased by 40% and 2.2 times, respectively, compared to the 372 cases of SARI and seven cases of flu that it reported in week 46 of last year.

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