According to a newsletter published by the Diving Administration (Epidemiological Surveillance Directorate) on Monday (16), 434 cases of influenza have been confirmed in Santa Catarina from the beginning of the year until September 13. Of these, 340 for virus A (H1N1), 49 for virus A (H3N2), 16 awaiting subtyping, 28 for influenza B virus and 1 for epidemiological links.
The cities with the highest number of confirmed cases were: Florianópolis (42), Blumenau and Chapecó (32 each), Joinville (26), Balneário Camboriú (19) and Treze de Maio (18).
Of the total number of cases, 55 died. Of these, 45 subtypes A (H1N1), 4 subtypes A (H3N2), 4 were not subtyped, 1 had influenza B, and 1 had been cut off by epidemiological link due to contact with two laboratory confirmed influenza persons, four more deaths than last week.
SRAG (severe acute respiratory syndrome) covers cases of influenza-like syndrome that develops to impaired respiratory function, which in most cases leads to hospitalization for no other specific reason. The causes may be respiratory viruses, including influenza A and B, or bacteria, fungi, and other agents.
Regarding age, influenza-confirmed cases of SARS occurred in persons younger than two years (19 cases); two to four years (10 cases); five to nine years (37 cases); 10 to 19 (31 cases); aged 20 to 29 years (41 cases); aged 30 to 39 years (45 cases); aged 40 to 49 (59 cases); 50 to 59 (67 cases) and over 60 years (125 cases).
Deaths Confirmed by SRAG Flu Affected Patients Living in: Jaraguá do Sul with seven cases; Joinville with six cases, Tubarão with four cases; Blumenau and Chapecó with three cases each; Balneario Camboriu, Palhoça, Rio Negrinho, Sao Bento do Sul and Sao Miguel do Oeste with two cases each; Alfredo Wagner, Biguaçu, Brusque, Campos Campos, Canoinhas, Criciuma, Rest, Florianopolis, Fraiburgo, Guabiruba, Itapema, Lages, Mafra, Meleiro, Peritiba, Pomerode, Sao Francisco do Sul, Sao Joao Batista, Sao Joaquim, Sao Lourenco, Sao Lourenco, Seara and Tangará with one case each.
In terms of age, there was a case of five to nine years; case 20-29; three cases between the ages of 30 and 39; seven cases of a 40-49 year old; 16 cases aged 50 to 59 years and 27 cases in persons over 60 years