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61 Cases of measles have already been registered in AM

61 Cases of measles have already been registered in AM

The Amazonian Health Surveillance Foundation has registered 61 new cases of measles in the region in the last epidemiological bulletin (28).

58 of them are in Manaus, while the others are in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Anori and Humaitá.

4 have already been confirmed, 3 discarded and the rest remain under investigation.

Containment measures

To contain the disease, FVS-AM and the Municipal Health Department of Manaus is taking some actions like:

  • Vaccination of children from 6 months to 5 years of age with the triple viral vaccine
  • Creation of the State Rapid Response Room for Measles Outbreak

Contagious and dangerous

Measles is transmitted directly from person to person through the secretions of the nose and mouth expelled by the patient when coughing, breathing or speaking.

In addition, the disease can be quite severe when it affects mothers in

Initial symptoms presented by the patient are:

  • Fever
  • Persistent cough, conjunctivitis and coryza

Following these symptoms, there is usually the appearance of red spots on the face, which progress to the feet, lasting at least three days. In addition, it can cause ear infection, pneumonia, diarrhea, seizures, and damage to the nervous system.


It is not today that we know the damages that drinks rich in sugar, such as soft drinks and some industrialized juices, can cause in our health. According to a new study, this type of drink is directly linked to premature deaths from heart disease.

It is not today that we know the damages that drinks rich in sugar, such as soft drinks and some industrialized juices, can cause in our health. According to a new study, this type of drink is directly linked to premature deaths from heart disease.

However, the research only establishes an association and does not prove cause and effect. It is made. Previous research had already found a link between sugary drinks, obesity and chronic disease, but the impact of this consumption on mortality rates was not yet clear. The study's lead researcher, Jean Welsh, of Emory University, USA "We wanted to find out if the added sugars increase the risk of death from heart disease or other causes and, if so, whether there is a risk difference between sugary drinks and sugary foods.

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Remedies for mood disorders may put on weight

Remedies for mood disorders may put on weight

A study by Southern Methodist University in Canada states that the use of medications for anxiety and depression tends to contribute to the development of obesity. To achieve these results, the researchers used data from a national survey representative of Canadians from all 10 provinces aged 15 years and over, which included approximately 37,000 individuals.

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