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Brazil Health Ministry Reports 199 Cases of Influenza Deaths in 2019

By Xiu Ying

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the Brazilian Health Ministry, there were 199 registered fatalities from influenza in Brazil through June 3rd, 2019. The H1N1 virus has caused the majority (74.4 percent).

The total number of deaths is lower than at the same date last year, when the flu had killed 335 people. However, the number of H1N1 cases has increased. In 2018, the virus was related to 65 percent of deaths by epidemiological week 21. This year, the increase was almost 10 percentage points.

The national flu vaccination campaign ended in May with the immunization . . .

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