During the flu season 2018-2019, the state of Puebla recorded 164 possible cases, of which only 10 were positive, 6.1% of the total, reveals the platform of the Chief Directorate of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (SSA).
The report shows that the sites with the highest number of confirmed cases of influenza during the 2018-2019 season are: Veracruz, Guerrero, Sinaloa, Chiapas and Tabasco, which together account for 55.5% of the total number of confirmed cases in the country.
At the national level there were 16 deaths, in Puebla municipality there were no cases; however, subjects who had shown flu deaths during the 2018-2019 season were Veracruz with 5 deaths, Tabasco with 4, Sonora named 2, Chiapas also 2, Aguascalientes with 1, Tamaulipas with 1 and the like, Tlaxcala with 1.
From the 40th week of 2018, 5172 cases of influenza (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection were reported, of which 375 were confirmed as influenza. The five countries with the highest percentage of positive cases of influenza with regard to the alleged suspected cases are Tamaulipas, Guerrero, Sinaloa, Campeche and Tabasco.
Seasonal influenza season 2018-2019 reported 375 cases and deaths due to influenza; Until now, the 43rd week has been the one with the highest number of cases, and for deaths – 41 weeks; of week 41, which is from 7 to 13 October, confirmed 84 cases and two deaths due to influenza, and for the 43rd week, which ran from 21 to 27 October, there were 100 cases and 4 deaths.
On October 19, Ariel Sánchez Negrete, head of the State Health Department, urged people in Puebla to apply the flu vaccine, said they had 1 million 687,000 doses this year, and 992,000 doses in the healthcare sector.
"We have a vaccine targeting predominantly vulnerable groups such as children, adults and pregnant women, as well as all healthcare workers," he said.
He assured that they had the vaccine in all health centers and that All institutions will be focused not only on influenza but also on other types of vaccines.