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#Analysis of recent #scientific #information on #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) virus - 10 February 2017 (@WHO, edited)

  Title : #Analysis of recent #scientific #information on #avian #influenza A(#H7N9) virus - 10 February 2017. Subject : Avian Influenza, ...

21 Feb 2017

#USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – February 21, 2017 (DoH, edited)

 

Title: #USA, #Texas: Reported #Zika Virus Cases – February 21, 2017.

Subject: Zika Virus, current epidemiological situation in Texas.

Source: US State of Texas Department of Health, full page: (LINK).

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Reported Zika Virus Cases – February 21, 2017

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DSHS provides updates every Tuesday on the number of Zika virus disease cases in Texas by the patient’s county of residence.

As of the week ending Feb. 17, five Zika cases have been reported for 2017 with 309 cases reported for 2015 and 2016.

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[Country – No. of Cases]

  1. Bexar – 1
  2. Brazoria – 1
  3. Cameron- 1
  4. Lubbock – 1
  5. Smith – 1

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Full data for previous years is available at TexasZika.org. DSHS will continue to update the page as additional 2016 cases are reported.

 

National Zika Pregnancy Registry

Texas has reported 178 individuals into the CDC’s Zika Pregnancy Registry. The registry includes pregnant women with laboratory evidence of Zika infection and their infants, regardless of laboratory evidence. Texas provides data to the Zika Pregnancy Registry weekly.

The registry casts a wider net – beyond reported Zika cases – to track and follow pregnancies that may have been impacted by Zika.

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Keywords: USA; Updates; Zika Virus; Texas.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Romania [two #poultry / #wildbirds #outbreaks] (#OIE, Feb. 21 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Romania [two #poultry / #wildbirds #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry and wild birds epizootics in Romania.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Romania

Information received on 17/02/2017 from Dr. Marius Grigore, Director, Head of Unit Animal Health Department General Sanitary Veterinary Directorate, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, Bucharest, Romania

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 16
    • Date of start of the event    22/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    24/11/2016
    • Report date    17/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    17/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    New strain of a listed disease in the country
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 2
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 39    - 8    - 8    - 31    - 0
        • Fieldfare:Turdus pilaris(Turdidae)  - … – 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 20.51%    - 20.51%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%
        • Fieldfare:Turdus pilaris(Turdidae)    - **    - **    - 100.00%    - **
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
          • **Not calculated because of missing information
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      • Contact with wild species

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Wild Birds; Romania.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Germany [twenty-three #poultry / #wildbirds #outbreaks] (#OIE, Feb. 21 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Germany [twenty-three #poultry / #wildbirds #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry and wild birds epizootics in Germany.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Germany

Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer , Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 22
    • Date of start of the event    07/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event    08/11/2016
    • Report date    20/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    21/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    09/2015
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    the whole country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 23
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae)    - 7    - 5    - 4    - 1    - 0
        • Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae)    - 6    - 0    - 0    - 0    - 0
        • Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae) – … – 37    - 37    - 0    - 0
        • Ardeidae (unidentified):Ardeidae (incognita)(Ardeidae) – … – 2    - 2    - 0    - 0
        • Birds    - 138789    - 717    - 631    - 138142    - 0
        • Laridae (unidentified):Laridae (incognita)(Laridae) – … – 1    - 1    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Accipitridae (unidentified):Accipitridae (incognita)(Accipitridae)    - **    - **    - 80.00%    - **
        • Phasianidae (unidentified):Phasianidae (incognita)(Phasianidae)    - 0.00%    - 0.00%    - …     - 0.00%
        • Anatidae (unidentified):Anatidae (incognita)(Anatidae)    - **    - **    - 100.00%    - **
        • Ardeidae (unidentified):Ardeidae (incognita)(Ardeidae)    - **    - **    - 100.00%    - **
        • Birds    - 0.52%    - 0.45%    - 88.01%    - 99.99%
        • Laridae (unidentified):Laridae (incognita)(Laridae)    - **    - **    - 100.00%    - **
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
          • **Not calculated because of missing information
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • All poultry have been culled and safely disposed of.
    • No poultry or poultry products have been dispatched.
    • Restriction zones have been established and epidemiological investigations started

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Wild Birds; Germany.

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#Macao Dept. of Health notified of four additional #human cases of #influenza #H7N9 in #Shandong, #Guangxi and #Sichuan (Feb. 21 ‘17)

 

Title: Macao Dept. of Health notified of four additional human cases of influenza H7N9 in Shandong, Guangxi and Sichuan.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in various China provinces.

Source: Department of Health, Macao SAR, full page: (LINK). Article in Portuguese.

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Confirmados 4 casos do vírus da gripe aviária H7N9 em Shandong, Guangxi e Sichuan

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2017-02-21 21:31:00 / Fonte : Serviços de Saúde

Informações divulgadas pelas entidades de saúde das províncias de Shandong e Sichuan e da Região Autônoma de Guangxi, indicam que foram registados 4 novos casos confirmados de infecção humana por vírus da gripe aviária H7N9, incluindo 1 caso na Província de Shandong, 2 casos na Província de Sichuan e 1 caso na Região Autónoma de Guangxi.

Segundo os dados recolhidos a paciente da província de Shangdong, com 48 anos de idade, mora no condado de Ju da cidade de Rizhao, tendo sido, no dia 18 de fevereiro, internada na cidade Qingdao para tratamento.

A paciente da Região Autónoma de Guangxi, com 41 anos de idade morava na cidade Nanning. No dia 11 de Fevereiro esta doente manifestou os primeiros sintomas, foi internada no dia 16, no dia 18 de fevereiro foi confirmada a existência de H7N9 tendo falecido no dia seguinte. Esta senhora vendia aves vivas antes de ter sido infectada.

Os 2 pacientes confirmados na cidade de Guangan da província de Sichuan têm ambos um historial de exposição a aves vivas antes da infecção.

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Para informações detalhadas sobre a gripe aviária H7N9, pode consultar o sítio electrónico dos Serviços de Saúde (www.ssm.gov.mo) ou ligar para a linha aberta de informações de doenças transmissíveis dos Serviços de Saúde (28 700 800) no horário de funcionamento.

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Keywords: Macao; Updates; China; Guangxi; Shandong; Sichuan; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Nigeria [seven #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Feb. 21 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Nigeria [seven #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, poultry epizootics in Nigeria.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Nigeria

Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Gideon Mbursa Mshelbwala, Director, Veterinary Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ABUJA, Nigeria

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 46
    • Date of start of the event    02/01/2015
    • Date of confirmation of the event    08/01/2015
    • Report date    21/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    21/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    27/07/2008
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    the whole country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 7
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 50683    - 2300    - 2300    - 46892    - 1490
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 4.54%    - 4.54%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • Poor farm biosecurity

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N1 ; Poultry; Nigeria.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Nigeria [a #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Feb. 21 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Nigeria [a #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, poultry epizootics in Nigeria.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Nigeria

Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Gideon Mbursa Mshelbwala, Director, Veterinary Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ABUJA, Nigeria

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 51
    • Date of start of the event    24/12/2014
    • Date of confirmation of the event    08/01/2015
    • Report date    21/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    21/02/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    09/2007
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 8100    - 10    - 10    - 0    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 0.12%    - 0.12%    - 100.00%    - 0.12%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • Unexplained increase in mortality

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N1 ; Poultry; Nigeria.

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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7N9, #China [variant virus in live #poultry #market] (#OIE, Feb. 21 ‘17)


Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H7N9, #China [variant virus in live #poultry #market].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, poultry epizootics in China.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H7N9, China (People's Rep. of)

Information received on 18/02/2017 from Dr Zhang Zhongqui, Director General , China Animal Disease Control Centre, Veterinary Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China (People's Rep. of)

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 10/01/2017
    • Date of confirmation of the event 10/01/2017
    • Report date 18/02/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE 18/02/2017
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 2015
    • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H7N9
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Outbreak Location  - GUANGDONG ( Live bird markets )
      • Total animals affected:  Species -  Susceptible -  Cases -  Deaths -  Destroyed -  Slaughtered
        • Birds  -  … – ** – … – … – …
      • Outbreak statistics:  Species -  Apparent morbidity rate -  Apparent mortality rate -  Apparent case fatality rate -  Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds -  ** -  ** -  ** -  **
          • * Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter;
          • ** Not calculated because of missing information;
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • Samples from live bird markets sent to the National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza by the Guangdong veterinary authotities tested positive for a highly pathogenic avian influenza H7N9 virus.
    • Affected live poultry markets have been closed and surveillance is strengthened in the whole province.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H7N9 ; Poultry; China.

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#HK, Suspected #MERS case reported (CHP, Feb. 21 ‘17)

 

Title: #HK, Suspected #MERS case reported.

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, suspected imported case in Hong Kong.

Source: Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).

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Suspected MERS case reported

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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (February 21) reported a suspected case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and again urged the public to pay special attention to safety during travel, taking due consideration of health risks of the places of visit.

The case is detailed below:

  • Sex – Male
  • Age – 66
  • Affected area involved - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Hospital - Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Condition – Stable
  • MERS-CoV preliminary test result – Negative

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The public may visit:

Tour leaders and tour guides operating overseas tours are advised to refer to the CHP's health advice on MERS.

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Ends/Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / Issued at HKT 18:00 / NNNN

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Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; MERS-CoV.

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#China, #Sichuan province reported two new #human cases of #H7N9 #influenza (Feb. 21 ‘17)

 

Title: China, Sichuan province reported two new human cases of H7N9 influenza.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, human cases in Sichuan province of China.

Source: Local Media, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.

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Four cases of human infection with H7N9 in Sichuan were confirmed so far

February 21, 2017, 17:02 | Source: Xinhua News Agency

Xinhua News Agency, Chengdu, February 21 (Reporter Dong Xiaohong) on Feb. 21, Sichuan Province Health and Health Committee informed that the Guang'an City Wusheng County confirmed two cases of human infection H7N9.

According to the report, there was no epidemiological link between the two cases, and they had a  history of live birds exposure.

Currently patients’ 92 close contacts are under medical observation, with no abnormal symptoms. (Finish)

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Keywords: China; Sichuan; H7N9; Avian Influenza; Human.

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#YellowFever #Outbreak in #Brazil: 274 cases confirmed with 92 #deaths (MoH, Feb. 21 ‘17)

 

Title: Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil: 274 cases confirmed with 92 deaths.

Subject: Sylvatic Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil, multi-state.

Source: Ministry of Health, Brazil, full page: (LINK).

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Data de Cadastro: 20/02/2017 as 18:02:35 alterado em 20/02/2017 as 18:02:35 / VIGILÂNCIA

Ministério da Saúde atualiza casos notificados de febre amarela no país

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Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo e São Paulo confirmaram casos da doença. No total, 12,8 milhões de doses extras foram enviadas para os estados com registros de casos, além de outros localizados na divisa com áreas que tenham casos notificados

O Ministério da Saúde atualizou as informações repassadas pelas secretarias estaduais de saúde sobre a situação da febre amarela no país.

Até esta segunda-feira (20), foram confirmados 274 casos da doença.

Ao todo, foram notificados 1.286 casos suspeitos, sendo que 898 permanecem em investigação e 114 foram descartados.

Dos 208 óbitos notificados, 92 foram confirmados, 113 ainda são investigados e 3 foram descartados.

Os estados de Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, São Paulo, Bahia, Tocantins e Rio Grande do Norte continuam com casos em investigação e/ou confirmados.

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Confira também:

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Desde o início deste ano, o Ministério da Saúde tem enviado doses extras da vacina contra a febre amarela aos estados que estão registrando casos suspeitos da doença, além de outros localizados na divisa com áreas que tenham notificado casos. No total, 12,8 milhões de doses extras foram enviadas para cinco estados: Minas Gerais (5,5 milhões), São Paulo (2,75 milhões), Espírito Santo (2,65 milhões), Rio de Janeiro (1,05 milhão) e Bahia (900 mil). O quantitativo é um adicional às doses de rotina do Calendário Nacional de Vacinação, enviadas mensalmente aos estados.

 

Distribuição dos casos de febre amarela notificados até 20 de fevereiro, às 13h:

[UF – Notificados - Em investigação – Confirmados – Descartados – Municípios]

  1. MG(1) - 1.055 – 761 – 235 – 59 – 84
  2. ES – 167 – 114 – 35 – 18 – 30
  3. SP – 16 – 6 – 4 – 6 – 14
  4. BA – 16 – 9 – 0 – 7 – 8
  5. TO – 6 – 2 – 0 – 4 – 4
  6. RN – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  7. UF do LPI em investigação(2) – 5 – 5 – 0 – 0 – …
  8. Descartados por outras UF(3) – 20 – … – … – 20 – …
    • Total - 1.286 – 898 – 274 – 114 – 141

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(1) Incluídos casos notificados pelas SES BA, ES, GO, SP, SC, PI, RJ e DF com LPI em MG.

(2) Incluídos casos notificados pelas SES PI, SC, AL e DF com LPI em Investigação.

(3) Incluídos casos descartados pelas SES GO, MS, AM, PA e DF.

 

Distribuição dos óbitos de febre amarela notificados até 20 de fevereiro, às 13h:

[UF – Notificados - Em investigação – Confirmados – Descartados – Municípios]

  1. MG(1) – 177 – 98 – 79 – 0 – 45
  2. ES – 22 – 11 – 10 – 1 – 11
  3. SP – 4 – 1 – 3 – 0 – 4
  4. BA – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  5. TO – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  6. RN – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  7. Descartados  por outras UF(2) – 2 – … – … – 2 – …
    • Total – 208 – 113 – 92 – 3 – 63

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(1) Incluídos óbitos notificados pelas SES da BA, SP, ES e DF com Local Provável de Infecção em Minas Gerais.

(2) Incluídos óbitos descartados pelas SES GO e DF.

 

VACINAÇÃO

A vacinação de rotina é ofertada em 19 estados do país com recomendação para imunização. Também precisam se vacinar, neste momento, pessoas que vão viajar ou vivem nas regiões que estão registrando casos da doença: leste de Minas Gerais, oeste do Espírito Santo, noroeste do Rio de Janeiro, oeste da Bahia e algumas cidades de São Paulo. Não há necessidade de corrida aos postos de saúde, já que há doses suficientes para atender as regiões com recomendação de vacinação.

 

Mapa das áreas com recomendação de vacinação neste momento:

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Atendimento à imprensa: (61) 3315.3580

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Keywords: Brazil; Yellow Fever; Updates.

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