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    Posted: May 10 2016 at 12:47pm
Mortes por H1N1 aumentam 41% em uma semana, diz Ministério da Saúde

Até o dia 30 de abril, o Brasil já havia registrado 411 mortes por H1N1.
São Paulo é o estado mais afetado, com 202 mortes.

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H1N1 deaths rise 41% in a week, says Health Ministry

Until April 30, Brazil had registered 411 deaths from H1N1.
São Paulo is the most affected state, with 202 deaths.

Until April 30, Brazil already had recorded 411 deaths from H1N1, according to report of the Ministry of Health on Monday (9). In the previous report released a week ago, there was an increase of 41.7%, with 121 more deaths reported.

In all, 2,085 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) by influenza A / H1N1. In the final sheet had 1571 cases, which represents an increase of 32.7%.

The Southeast region was the most affected, with 1279 cases of H1N1. Of this total, 1,130 (88.35%) were only in the state of São Paulo, with 202 recorded deaths.


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Also reported deaths from the virus Rio Grande do Sul (31), Rio de Janeiro (22), Goiás (22), Santa Catarina (21), Paraná (16), Bahia (13), Para (13), Minas Gerais (13 ), Espírito Santo (11), Paraíba (8), Mato Grosso do Sul (8), Pernambuco (7), Ceará (5), Distrito Federal (5), Rio Grande do Norte (5), Mato Grosso (3) , Alagoas (2), Amapá (2) and Maranhão (1).

In addition to deaths from H1N1, there were 23 deaths from influenza A subtype unspecified, 9 deaths from influenza B and influenza A / H3N2.

Among the total deaths from influenza, the average age was 48 years, ranging from 0 to 93 years. Of the 444 deaths from any type of influenza, 314 (70.7%) had at least one complication risk factor, such as the elderly, heart disease and diabetes


The Ministry of Health also reported that until next Friday (13), all states of the country have already received 100% of vaccine doses destined for the target audience. To date, 49.5 million doses were given to the states, representing 93% of total campaign doses.

Influenza vaccination in the SUS is aimed at certain priority groups: people from 60 years, children aged six months to under five years, health workers, indigenous people, pregnant women, women who gave birth less than 45 days, persons deprived of liberty, employees of the prison system and people with chronic diseases and other diseases that compromise immunity.

Trivalent and tetravalent

There are two types of vaccines against H1N1, the trivalent and tetravalent (or quadrivalent). The vaccine offered by the SUS is the trivalent. Already the tetravalent is only available in private clinics.

The trivalent contains the A (H1N1) virus; A (H3N2); and Influenza B (Brisbane subtype). The tetravalent contains the A (H1N1) virus; A (H3N2) virus and two influenza B (Brisbane and Phuket subtypes). According to the infectious Caio Rosenthal difference between the vaccine is minimal and they are both effective as the fourth virus tetravalent differential is uncommon.
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