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First Mexican Victim of Influenza AH3N2 Dies in Nuevo León

Health Secretariat confirms 177 deaths by influenza in
By The News · 25 of February 2016 19:20:52
INICIA CAMPAÑA DE VACUNACIÓN CONTRA LA INFLUENZA EN EL DF, 51023202. México, 23 Oct. 2015 (Notimex-Isaías Hernández).- La campaña de vacunación contra el virus de la influenza comenzó en las instalaciones del Sistema de Transporte Colectivo - Metro, donde se instalarán 56 módulos. NOTIMEX/FOTO/ISAÍAS HERNÁNDEZ/IHH/HTH/, No available

MEXICO CITY – The Health Secretariat reported that a woman died due to influenza AH3N2 in Nuevo León. This was the first person killed by the virus during the 2015-2016 winter.

The 40 year-old woman, living with diabetes and hypertension, had not received the vaccine against the virus.

In the state, 187 cases of influenza have been reported so far; 177 are confirmed as AH3N2, four are AH1N1, two are not identified and one is from the B type.

Six deaths for influenza were reported last season in the state.

The agency said that a vaccination campaign aimed to combat influenza started in the winter months.