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ESTRADA GARCIA, Ciro Braulio et al. Epidemiological characterization of severe acute respiratory infections. Granma, March-May 2020. Multimed [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.6, pp.1242-1257.  Epub 04-Nov-2020. ISSN 1028-4818.

There are few studies on the epidemiology of severe acute respiratory infections in both world literature and the country, studies focus primarily on the epidemiology and behavior of undified IRAs that occur with severe forms. This publication is intended to characterize the behavior of severe acute respiratory infections in Granma province, March-May 2020. For this purpose, a descriptive, retrospective and transversal study was carried out, taking into account the following variables: age groups, sex, municipality of residence, personal pathological history and diagnosis. Obtaining as results that the period described was hospitalized 175 patients with IRAG. The incidence rate of the province was 21.4 per 100 thousand inhabitants. Cases were reported in all municipalities, 62.9% of IRAG cases were recorded in men and those in 65 and over accounted for the highest percentage of cases. It is concluded that Bayamo, the municipality with the highest incidence rate, dominated the male sex, the ages of 65 and older, high blood pressure was the most referred comorability and within the clinical forms bronchopneummony.

Palabras clave : Acute respiratory infection; Bronchopneumonia.

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