H1N1 Update from Mexico 5-09-09
Official data:- May 8, 8:45 hrs: Confirmed Cases: 1364 cases, 45 deaths. Yesterday they reported 3 deaths in Jalisco, possibly because of H1N1 virus. Today´s news announced 3 more deaths (in Jalisco), the official data is still not on the Health Secretariat webpage.- Jalisco, Guerrero, San Luis Potosí and Hidalgo states anounced that schools will not reopen on the 11th but on the 18th.- Based on a Model (FluAid) authorities calculated the impact of the epidemic for the country without any intervention: 8,605 deaths, 30,380 hospitalizations (over the usual ones), above 4.5 million office visits in an 8 week period.
The details are here: http://portal.salud.gob.mx/sites/salud/descargas/pdf/influenza/estimacion_del_impacto_potencial_080509.pdf
- Apparently this link will show a detailed report updated today: http://portal.salud.gob.mx/descargas/pdf/influenza/influenza_situacion_actual_09may.pdf but it is not working right now.
Non-official data- Things are quite calm now, most people is back to "normal" except there are still these "sanitary" filters in schools and universities, also in work places, and other general measures.- Apparently Thursday and Friday were quite calm in the hospitals, but apparently last night there was another number of visits with flu-like symptoms to a number of hospitals. I will confirm that later today.
Now people is speaking about different "theories"- "This was `created` by our governmente.- "This is political"- Etc.
The flow of information is slower and less extensive, although you can really go into the webpages and find more detailed information. For example:
- Recommendations for indigenous communities: http://www.inali.gob.mx/influenza.html in the different dialects here.- Detailed information published everyday.- Etc.
I hope you all are doing well.
Juan M. Fraga-- Promueve la RCP en MéxicoVisita: http://www.rcp.org.mx/