The first two deaths from ANH1 influenza were reported in Yucatan, with a unnamed man, 59, and a woman, 55, as the victims.
According to information from the Directorate General of Epidemiology, the 2015-2016 flu season in Yucatan has been recorded 51 cases, 36 of them this year.
Supplies of Tamifu, the drug used to treat influenza, were exhausted in pharmacies in the city about a month ago. The shortage has been reported locally as well as across the nation.
Nationally, Mexico’s health ministry reports spike in cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. The Mexican government has detected 945 cases of H1N1 and 68 deaths this season, after reporting only four cases and no deaths in the previous season.
The World Health Organization reported an increase in H1N1 cases in the United States and Canada as well.
Swine flu symptoms include high fever, unusual tiredness, headache, running nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough, loss of appetite, aching muscles, diarrhea or vomiting. Most swine flu cases are mild, but children, elderly and pregnant women are at risk of complications.
Mexico’s flu season lasts from October to March.