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Vaccination against yellow fever in outbreak areas reaches 90%

Vaccination against yellow fever in outbreak areas reaches 90%

Data from the Ministry of Health show that municipalities considered areas at risk for yellow fever contamination reached 90% of vaccine coverage after the outbreak reached Minas Gerais and state cities neighbors

Health Minister Ricardo Barro said the expectation is that suspected cases of yellow fever will fall throughout the week, as vaccination coverage increases;

Faced with the outbreak of the disease the folder announced which will provide a financial incentive per vaccine dose applied in 256 counties considered as risk areas, in the states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Bahia, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro. In addition, the portfolio will advance 40% of the surveillance action resources, such as mosquito control and the search for infected monkeys in these municipalities.

Against WHO

Last Friday, January 28, the Organization World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement opposing the position of the health minister. He said he believes that the outbreak of yellow fever will spread to other states in Brazil.

According to the WHO, it is believed to happen the detection of new cases due to internal movement of people and monkeys, as well as the low vaccination coverage in areas that were previously not at risk of yellow fever transmission.

Cases of yellow fever

According to a new bulletin released by the Ministry of Health last Thursday February 2, Brazil has 52 confirmed deaths of yellow fever. Among them, 47 occurred in Minas Gerais, two in Espírito Santo and three in São Paulo.

The states notified 857 suspected cases of the disease, most of them, 770, in Minas. Of this total, 149 infections were confirmed, 667 still need investigation and 41 records were discarded. There is still suspicion in Bahia, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul and Tocantins.

This is an acute febrile infectious disease, of short duration (maximum 10 days), and of variable severity.

The last outbreak of wild yellow fever in the State of São Paulo was in 2009, with 72 cases and nine confirmed deaths. Two deaths from the virus were also confirmed in 2008 and two more in 2002. According to the Ministry of Health, about 20% to 50% of people develop the disease in its most severe form, and can die. earlier this year, the Ministry of Health has sent extra doses of the yellow fever vaccine to states that are registering suspected cases of the disease, as well as others located in the border with areas that have reported cases.


There is no confirmed record of urban yellow fever in Brazil, says Ministry of Health

There is no confirmed record of urban yellow fever in Brazil, says Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health reported in note official, released on Tuesday (06), that there is no confirmed record of urban yellow fever in the country. The case of yellow fever in São Bernardo do Campo (SP) is being investigated by a team from the State Department of Health of São Paulo, which includes the history of the patient and the capture of mosquitoes to identify the form of transmission in the region.

(Health)

Infarcts increase 30% in winter, Incor director warns

Infarcts increase 30% in winter, Incor director warns

Heart attacks - blocking blood flow to the heart muscle - increase 30% during the winter, with average temperatures below 14 ° C compared to summer. According to the cardiologist, especially those with a history of heart disease, the patient was diagnosed with a heart attack. heart disease, diabetes, or hypertension should protect themselves from the cold and from great temperature contrasts.

(Health)