Health Department investigates death by H1N1 in Mato Grosso

A case of death from H1N1 is being investigated by the Health Department of the state of Mato Grosso.

According to the information, 2 patients were diagnosed in the city of Água Boa, 736 kilometers from Cuiabá, and were referred to health centers in Goiânia, to treat the flu .

One was discharged, but the other patient died.

However, with the death, the state authorities started the investigation, as the patient had been diagnosed with dengue and pneumonia .

But as the results have not yet been released, the Department of Health itself reported that there is still no record of death from the H1N1 virus in the state this year.

However, it is important to be aware of this disease and follow the basic recommendations for care and hygiene.

This year, only until March 23, the subtype of the Influenza H1N1 virus already had 255 cases and also 55 killed in the country.

Vaccination campaign

The best way to enhance H1N1 protection is through immunization. Therefore, health entities and centers warn of the flu vaccination campaign, which started on Wednesday (10).

According to the Ministry of Health, the goal of the campaign is to immunize 58 million people in vaccination posts between April 10 and May 31 across the country.

Read more: Flu vaccination campaign runs until May 31

Prior to April 18, the following have priority:

  • Children between 1 and 6 years old;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Women who gave birth less than 45 days ago.

Also according to the Ministry of Health, as of April 22, vaccination will also be extended to the entire target audience of the campaign, such as: the elderly, teachers and people with chronic diseases.

In Mato Grosso, according to the Secretariat of Health (SES), about 350 thousand doses have already been assigned to municipalities in the state, which corresponds to 40% of the total 900 thousand doses to be distributed.

The H1N1 flu is a serious disease that has the potential to bring many complications to the patient’s life, which can lead to death. So be sure to be aware of vaccination campaigns.