Analysis of influenza data generated by four epidemiological surveillance laboratories in Mexico, 2010-2016

L Fernandes-Matano, I E Monroy-Muñoz, M Bermúdez de León, Y A Leal-Herrera, I D Palomec-Nava, J A Ruíz-Pacheco, B L Escobedo-Guajardo, C Marín-Budip, C E Santacruz-Tinoco, J González-Ibarra, C R González-Bonilla, J E Muñoz-Medina

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The disease caused by the influenza virus is a global public health problem due to its high rates of morbidity and mortality. Thus, analysis of the information generated by epidemiological surveillance systems has vital importance for health decision making. A retrospective analysis was performed using data generated by the four molecular diagnostic laboratories of the Mexican Social Security Institute between 2010 and 2016. Demographics, influenza positivity, seasonality, treatment choices and vaccination status analyses were performed for the vaccine according to its composition for each season. In all cases, both the different influenza subtypes and different age groups were considered separately. The circulation of A/H1N1pdm09 (48.7%), influenza A/H3N2 (21.1%), influenza B (12.6%), influenza A not subtyped (11%) and influenza A/H1N1 (6.6%) exhibited well-defined annual seasonality between November and March, and there were significant increases in the number of cases every 2 years. An inadequate use of oseltamivir was determined in 38% of cases, and the vaccination status in general varied between 12.1 and 18.5% depending on the season. Our results provide current information about influenza in Mexico and demonstrate the need to update both operational case definitions and medical practice guidelines to reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics and antivirals.

Idioma originalEnglish
Número de artículoe183
Páginas (desde-hasta)1-10
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónEpidemiology and Infection
Volumen147
DOI
EstadoPublished - mar 2019

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  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Fernandes-Matano, L., Monroy-Muñoz, I. E., Bermúdez de León, M., Leal-Herrera, Y. A., Palomec-Nava, I. D., Ruíz-Pacheco, J. A., Escobedo-Guajardo, B. L., Marín-Budip, C., Santacruz-Tinoco, C. E., González-Ibarra, J., González-Bonilla, C. R., & Muñoz-Medina, J. E. (2019). Analysis of influenza data generated by four epidemiological surveillance laboratories in Mexico, 2010-2016. Epidemiology and Infection, 147, 1-10. [e183]. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268819000694