Influenza consultations pick up at the Municipal Hospital


The director of Medical Services urged citizens to apply the vaccine against this virus.

Mazatlán, Sin.- In recent weeks there has been an increase in consultations for respiratory tract infections, especially cases of influenza, at the Margarita Maza de Juárez Municipal Hospital, said Dr. Endy Ramos Aragón, director of Medical Services.

He added that infectious diseases have never been the highest percentage of consultations carried out in the ” little hospital “, always in the first place are chronic – degenerative diseases, but for the season the former have increased by up to 100%.

A day, at least 20 to 25 patients come to request medical attention with symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and general malaise. Symptomatology very similar, or the same as that of Covid-19 and to rule out one or another virus, a nasopharyngeal diagnosis is made.


At the slightest symptom of a cold, Ramos Aragón recommended, go to the consultation and wear a mask at home or work, since this disease can also be prevented with the use of this article .

He urged the population to be vaccinated against the virus.

The director of the “little hospital” said that entire families have been infected with influenza. Photo: Fausto McConegly | The Sun of Mazatlan

“People have always had, specifically with this vaccine, an unjustified fear of contracting the disease, no vaccine produces the disease per se, it produces some symptoms such as fever and malaise, but they are transitory,” he explained.


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