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State records downward trend in flu cases, but still fighting the high number of deaths

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Sezifredo Peace, Superintendent of Health Surveillance of Paraná
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Sezifredo Peace, Superintendent of Health Surveillance of Paraná

New newsletter flu in Paraná, released on Tuesday (3) indicates a reduction in the number of cases reported in recent weeks, despite the upward trend in the number of deaths still prevail. According to monitoring the state Department of Health, three more deaths were confirmed in the state, bringing to 58 the number of fatalities in the state in 2103, with 46 new cases reported.

Superintendent of Health Surveillance, Sezifredo Peace, says that one of the factors common among the majority of deaths this year is to seek medical attention late. Generally, this occurs only when the patient is already severe, shortness of breath, for example.

Of the 58 deaths reported this year, 90% are related to the search late or non-completion of treatment and 62% relate to people who had pre-existing chronic diseases. Both health professionals as family members should watch for the chronically ill. The risk framework worsen flu is much higher for this type of patient, alert the Peace

Since early July, the Department of Health noted a downward trend in the number of cases reported from week to week. This behavior of the disease is common due to the seasonality of influenza virus, influenza transmitter.

Currently three circulating subtypes of influenza in the state: Influenza A (H3N2), Influenza A (H1N1) and influenza B. This year, the last two were the most concentrated cases. Prior to 2009, when there was a flu pandemic, influenza virus A (H3N2) was the most circulated.

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