The Paraná State Department of Health has confirmed 26 more cases and four deaths from H3N2, influenza A. The information, this Wednesday (23), was extracted from the Laboratory Environment Manager (GAL).
The disease is a type of influenza A virus, and since December last year, 2063 cases and 102 deaths have been recorded in 232 municipalities. In January, Paraná declared an H3N2 epidemic, taking into account the speed of transmission of the disease, directly or indirectly.
New deaths were recorded in Adrianopolis, Castro, Colombo and Foz do Iguacu. There are three women and a man between the ages of 78 and 86. The deaths occurred between January 9 and February 16.
Currently, influenza diagnoses are made in the health services after seeking care and also in 34 sentinel units in Paraná – responsible for detecting circulating diseases through random samples.
As for the nomenclature of the virus strain, confirmation is based on the genetic sequence of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in Rio de Janeiro.
source: BdF Paraná
Editing: Lea Bianchini
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