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Friday 14 of June 2024

Senate Asks for Information About Influenza Cases

PRD requests the number of people hospitalized and information on preventive measures

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 25FEBRERO2016.- Trabajadores del Senado de la República se vacunan contra la Influenza en un puesto de vacunación colocado en esas instalaciones. FOTO: ISAAC ESQUIVEL /CUARTOSCURO.COM
Influenza vaccinations 
Photo: Cuartoscuro/Isaac Esquivel 

The Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) parliamentary Senate group asked the Secretary of Health, José Narro Robles, to provide a report about the number of people hospitalized for influenza and who have died from November 2015 to the present.

They also asked Narro Robles to submit another report that explains the causes for the shortage in Tamiflu medication used to cure the respiratory virus.

In addition, the PRD asked for information about preventive measures that are being implemented to contain the outbreak, in order to protect citizens.

Pablo Kuri Morales, Under Secretary of Health Prevention and Promotion, said that from October 2015 to the present there have been 1,997 cases of influenza. Of these cases, there have been 79 deaths.

The official said that the reason for the increase in cases is for the cold weather, which stated in January and mostly affected people between the ages of 40 and 50.