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Yellow fever is under control, according to health minister

Yellow fever is under control, according to health minister

Wild yellow fever, which has been generating suspected cases and even deaths in the southeast of the country, was considered under control by the Health Minister, Ricardo Barros, to the newspaper O Globo. It recognizes that cities are on the alert, but that mobilization by vaccination is key to preventing the spread of the disease.

"We have an alert: people should look for vaccination posts. vaccines are available and eventually, because there is no incidence of yellow fever, the population has not been vaccinated.Now, people are mobilized, and we will guarantee vaccination for all, "he told the newspaper. , Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro are the states that are not within the vaccine indication area. He points out that the country does not experience an outbreak or epidemic, but it has not been ruled out that other states may register yellow fever.

Yellow fever deaths in SP, MG and ES

Two people and a few monkeys died in the cities of Ribeirão Preto and São José do Rio Preto, both in the interior of São Paulo. The cause of the deaths has already been confirmed: wild yellow fever. In Minas Gerais, according to the State Department of Health - SES, 133 cases are under investigation with suspicion of the disease, in addition to 38 deaths also under analysis.

SES states that among the deaths in Minas Gerais, 10 had a preliminary laboratory examination positive for the disease, but confirmation is still pending further investigation.

In Espírito Santo, the investigation into the death of 10 monkeys also suspected of having yellow fever is ongoing, according to the Secretariat of State of Health - Sesa. The proximity to Minas Gerais is of concern to experts: "It is a state that is very close to ours. We are considered a free zone of yellow fever, we have not had cases for many years, but there is a risk of introduction of viruses here, because of travelers. is the vaccination for anyone who is going to take off to endemic areas, "says infectious disease doctor Martina Zanotti, who is responsible for Sesa's immunization program in an interview with the G1.

This is an acute, short-lived infectious febrile illness 10 days), and of varying severity. It has two cycles of transmission: the wild and the urban (eradicated in Brazil since 1942). The last outbreak of wild yellow fever in the State of São Paulo was in 2009, with 72 cases and nine deaths confirmed. 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. HERE ALL ABOUT YELLOW FEVER, TREATMENT, BEYOND WAYS TO BE PREVENTED.


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