The number of deaths from influenza has increased rapidly this year in Brazil.
According to the Brazilian Health Ministry, there were 222 registered cases of deaths from influenza through May 25th.
More than half were caused by a new type of influenza, H1N1.
The total number of deaths is lower than the 335 deaths seen over the same period last year.
But deaths due to H1N1 have increased by 10 percent so far this year.
Most patients were reported in San Paulo.
H1N1 was first reported in Mexico in 2009 and has continued to spread widely since then.