Panama influenza death toll climbs to 29

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Six deaths in the early part of the week have raised the  number of people killed in Panama to by the influenza virus to 29  

The announcement came on Tuesday, July 8 from Lourdes Moreno, head of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health.

Moreno stressed the importance of applying the flu vaccine, especially to children under five years of age and older adults.  

She said a new batch of vaccines will be received by the end of the month. 

The influenza vaccine must be applied every year, regardless of the date it was administered the previous year. 

Currently, the types of influenza detected in the country with the highest incidence are A (H1 N1), AH3N2 and influenza type B. 



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