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Mexico reports deaths due to influenza AH1N1

Mexico reports deaths from influenza AH1N1. Photo: Archive

Mexico reports deaths from influenza AH1N1. Photo: Archive

Mexico, Dec 15 (RHC) The Ministry of Health of Mexico reported the deaths of 70 people due to the AH1N1 flu and 11 others due to other viruses.

According to the report quoted by the Excelsior newspaper, there were confirmed one thousand and 236 cases of influenza and the groups with the greatest number of positive ones are from 1 to 9 years, followed by those over 60 and 40 to 49 years old.

The Epidemiology Directorate General (DGE) of the Ministry of Health also reported that in total there are 81 deaths, of which 86.41 percent are equivalent to the virus that caused a pandemic in 2009.

According to the weekly report, a further 300 cases were reported for the cumulative of the current seasonal flu season from 2018 to 1919 until the previous week were 936.

This number is the highest in the last six years in the same period of evil seasons, while the number of deaths is only one below the 82 that were reported in the 2013-2014 season, the most aggressive after the 2009-2011 crisis.

Of the total cases confirmed in this period, more than 80% correspond to influenza AH1N1, 13% to B, 5% to A and 1% to AH3N2.

The states with the highest incidence of influenza are: Oaxaca, Veracruz, Guerrero, Mexico City and Tlaxcala, which together account for 41.7% of the total. (Source: PL)

Edited by Lorena Viñas Rodríguez

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