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Number of positive cases for syphilis growing at the carnival in Salvador

Number of positive cases for syphilis growing at the carnival in Salvador

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are considered as one of the major public health problems worldwide.

The final balance of the Project Knowing, carried out by the Municipal Health Department during the Carnival to detect sexually transmitted diseases, revealed that of the almost 7 thousand tests performed in this period 23 had positive results for Hepatitis, 40 for HIV and 206 for Syphilis.

According to Secom (Communication Department), the majority of confirmed cases correspond to male revelers. "It is important to point out that they are the ones who have performed the most tests: 33.3% more than women", they said in a note.

Rapid tests made with a drop of blood or with saliva, after recollection the person the patient is informed that he or she is contaminated by a disease in a few hours. In positive cases, the patient is referred to confirmatory tests at a health unit and, after confirmation, the patient can start treatment in reference units. of syphilis continue to grow in Brazil

The figures related to the disease are of concern to health authorities, showing that between 2015 and 2016, acquired syphilis had an increase of 27.9%, syphilis in pregnant women, 14.7%; and congenital (transmitted from the mother to the baby through the placenta or at the time of delivery) of 4.7%.

According to the Ministry of Health, one of the reasons for the increase in syphilis cases is the scarcity of penicillin (a medicine used to treat the disease) in This scenario has existed since 2014 and led to an epidemic of the disease in Brazil in 2016.

In 2016, 87,593 cases of syphilis were acquired nationwide, with a detection rate of 42.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants . In pregnant women, the detection rate of syphilis was 12.4 cases per 1,000 live births, considering a total of 37,436 cases of the disease. With regard to congenital syphilis (in infants), 20,474 cases of the disease were reported last year, an incidence rate of 6.8 per 1,000 live births.


Excessive exercise increases risk of joint and muscle injuries

Excessive exercise increases risk of joint and muscle injuries

Approximately 50% of sports injuries are related to " overuse ", that is, due to the excess of activities. The frequency of overuse injuries at initial care sites is usually twice as high as acute lesions. Most injuries in the treatment of runners are related to overuse, with about half of these involved in the leg (20%), ankle (15%) and feet (15%).

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Dental Implants: Know What It Is and Which are the Best

Dental Implants: Know What It Is and Which are the Best

Dental implant is a cylinder (pin) of titanium placed inside the bone, below the gum and that has the function of doing the same role of the root of the tooth. Indications of the dental implant The dental implant is indicated in cases in which the patient has already lost the tooth or this tooth is not able to be recovered and needs to be recovered.

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