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Doctors say vaccine reduces risk of death from influenza – Health, education and well-being – Remarks


Specialists in epidemiology and infectious diseases in this city have indicated that the vast majority of flu deaths in the country are present in people without vaccination and who suffer from comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and asthma, among others.

During a press conference organized by a pharmaceutical company, an internist and an infectious elderly adult, Darwin Stalin's Torres Erazo said that in the biggest circulation season, that is, from epidemiological week number 40, which began on October 8, So far, 267 cases have been reported and nine deaths. "A significant number reported by the monitoring system of the General Directorate of Epidemiology, which has only tripled over the past nine years," explained the expert from the National Autonomous Government of Mexico (UNAM) University.

He noted that "given that 81% of cases during the inter-season have occurred in the southern part of the country, it is important to raise awareness and invite the population in general, especially the risk groups that are vaccinated at this beginning of the flu season 2018-2019."

According to official reports, Eucalyptus, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Campeche and Tabasco were the most vulnerable countries during the seasonal flu season in 2018, affecting mainly the age group from one to nine years and from 40 to 49 years.

Head of the Department of Endocrinology at the National Medical Center of the West, Jesus Miguel Escalante Pulido, explained that diseases that affect the immune system of patients, such as obesity and diabetes, are conditions that endanger health.

"It brings them into a group of potential risks of complications from influenza, as it increases three times the possibility of hospitalization and up to six times more than death," he said.

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Flu vaccine protects people living with diabetes to reduce fulminant heart attack by 30 percent, 22 percent heart failure, 19 percent myocardial infarction, 15 percent pneumonia, and 24 percent of deaths, which makes the vaccination of this group a priority, he said.

For his part, the president of Asociacion ALE, dedicated to promoting healthy life. Carlos Castro stressed that "it is important that in events like this voice of the patient."

He emphasized that education and vaccination are two basic pillars for disease prevention, such as flu.

Taking into account that 88 per cent of confirmed flu cases in the 2017-2018 season. Years recorded in inactive people, compared to the new season that began in October and end in May 2019, specialists emphasized the importance of annual vaccination as the main preventive measure.

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