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One case of Influenza is registered every 16 hours in Yucatán

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Influenza in Yucatán is unstoppable.

Influenza infections in Yucatan occur “at a rate” of one case every 16 hours, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health, which also reports the death of two people since the period of outbreaks of the disease began. on October 17, 2023.

With this incidence, Yucatán occupies fifth place nationally among the Mexican states with the highest number of registered infections and deaths in the 2023-2024 Influenza Season, which ends on March 31 of next year.

According to the Ministry of Health, between epidemiological weeks 40 and 49, 76 cases have been confirmed by the laboratory, which places Yucatán, in the national ranking, below Nuevo León, with 847, first place; Zacatecas, with 277, second; Puebla, third, with 148; and Sinaloa, with 81, in fourth position.

Throughout the country, 2,519 active cases have been detected, of which 77.5 percent are A (H1N1); 13.9 percent, from B; 7.7 percent of A “not subtypeable”; and 0.9 percent for influenza A (H3N2).

An official report revealed that the behavior of the epidemic curve at the beginning of this season showed an upward trend until week 47. However, in week 49, with preliminary data, it already shows a “fall.”

Likewise, it was shown that, both in the state and in the rest of the country, during the seasonal period in past years, a variable distribution has been observed between influenza viral subtypes, with predominance in the last two seasons of influenza A. (H3N2). In the current season until today’s cut-off, the predominance of viral type A (H1N1) is observed at 78 percent.

Regarding deaths, Yucatán is among the four Mexican states with the most Influenza-related deaths, tied with Veracruz, with two deaths. Above are Nuevo León, with 13 cases, Zacatecas, with six deaths; and Puebla and Sinaloa, with five each.

It was indicated that the viruses presented as Influenza A correspond to strains that were identified as A by real-time PCR and that have not reached the subtyping centers or arrived with an insufficient sample, so the classifications could be modified, by the National Institute of Epidemiological Reference (Indre).

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