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Pneumonia and Influenza Death Toll In El Paso Increases To 93

Recombinomics Commentary 19:30
June 5, 2011

The week 20 Pneumonia and Influenza (P&I) deaths for El Paso, Texas set another weekly record.  The 10 deaths raised the total for the past 7 weeks to 93. Thus, in the past 7 weeks, record levels were reported for weeks 14, 15, 18, 19, and 20.  Thus, even though week 20 marks the official end of the 2010/2011 flu season for the northern hemisphere, deaths in El Paso remain at double digit levels. The P&I death rate for these seven weeks continues at a rate that is above 12%, which is more than 1.5 times the national epidemic threshold for the period.

The number of lab confirmed H1N1 cases in the US has been declining steadily, consistent with the seasonal nature of influenza.  However, the high number of deaths in El Paso supports the emergence of a new H1N1 sub-clade, as seen across the border in Chihuahua, Mexico, which caused WHO to issue a 2011 pandemic alert.

The record number of P&I deaths in El Paso has not been addressed by local or national agencies.

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