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Number of cases of mumps in São Paulo grows 336%

Number of cases of mumps in São Paulo grows 336%

Cases of mumps in São Paulo increased exorbitantly. According to data from the Municipal Health Department, there was a 336% increase between the first nine months of 2016, compared to the same period last year.

The Coordination of Health Surveillance (Covisa) found that of the day January 1 to October 1 of this year, 1,234 cases of the disease were recorded, while in 2015 the number was only 283.

There were 194 outbreaks in 2016, of which 101 occurred in schools, compared to 32 outbreaks in 2015. Considers According to the State Department of Health, 2,672 cases of mumps were recorded up to the 22nd in the state of São Paulo, most of them in the state of São Paulo.

The Municipal Health Department is monitoring outbreaks in the city and the measure to be taken to stop an epidemic is to vaccinate people who have not developed the disease or who do not have the complete vaccination for mumps. there are treats then specific for mumps and no explanation for the outbreaks, as the disease may appear at different times of the year. The only form of prevention is the vaccine and in some cases it is necessary to take the second dose after a certain period. The outbreaks in São Paulo are being studied for a plausible response.

Mumps is a viral infection that affects the parotid glands - one of three pairs of glands that produce saliva. People who have not taken the vaccine can get mumps by talking too close to the infected person, kissing her, or sharing utensils like cutlery, glasses, and dishes. The disease is much more common in children, and can affect one or both of the glands. Learn more about symptoms, complications and treatment for mumps.


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