Four more people died as a result of infection with a germ influenza A number Holy Spirit In the first two weeks of 2022. According to the information received from the Minister of State for Health (CISA), 27 deaths were recorded last year. The country is facing an influenza epidemic in parallel with covid-19 pandemic.
Tests analyzed by the Central Public Health Laboratory of Espirito Santo (Lacen/ES) indicated that the predominant virus in the circulation was the H3N2 subtype of influenza A. In the year 1,158 were confirmed with positivity in 51.99% of samples.
So far, four deaths have been confirmed in 2022 in addition to nine cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), when influenza develops into a more serious condition, requiring hospitalization.
Of the deaths recorded, three of the four victims were over the age of 70. They were residents of the cities of Aracruz, Cachoero de Itapimirim, Carracica and Rio Bananal.
Issues in 2021
Last year, of the 17,859 samples of suspected cases of influenza that were analyzed, 840 were confirmed with influenza A virus, with a positive 4.7%, much lower than the current case.
Regarding severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) due to influenza, 132 cases and 27 deaths have been confirmed. According to Sesa, the data is from the Pandemic Influenza Surveillance Information System (SIVEP-Gripe) and is subject to update.
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