Friday, March 31, 2023

More than 300 cases of influenza in the state: Health

Hidalgo surpassed 300 cases of influenza in the 2022-2023 seasonal season, reported the federal Ministry of Health (SSA) in its weekly report on illness.

In the last seven days, there were nine cases, so the unit reached 302 cumulative cases. In the same period, another death due to influenza was recorded, thus giving a total of 12 Hidalguense who lost their lives.

Nationally, 8,596 infections have been recorded, meaning Hidalgo contributes 3.5 percent of the total. Influenza type AH3N2 in Mexico, with 92.1 percent; followed by Type A, with 4.5 percent; AH1N1, with 2.1 percent, and the lowest percentage is type B, with 1.3.

The largest number of cases corresponded to Nuevo León, Mexico City, Querétaro, Aguascalientes and Puebla, which accounted for 57 percent of the total cases, with a median age of 28 and a national predominance in females.

With regard to deaths, there are already 207 in the Mexican territory, of which 91.3 percent were due to the AH3N2 type and the rest to others; The state with the most deaths is Mexico City, with 27, Puebla with 23 and Nuevo León with 17.

According to the SSA, so far this season, the Institute of Epidemiology Diagnostics and Reference (INDRE) has not identified mutations related to antigenic changes in virulence or pathogenicity of influenza virus.

According to reports from the Federal Ministry of Health, the unit accumulated 302 cases of seasonal influenza.

Galileo Monroe El Pachuca

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