According to information from the Municipal Health Department, last Thursday (6th) Brazil records another death of an infected patient meningococcal meningitis. The trial took place in the city of São Paulo and The victim was a 22-year-old boyhowever, two more new infections were confirmed in the city of São Paulo between Monday (3) and Tuesday (4).

Only recorded in Sao Paulo Ten deaths from meningococcal meningitisFive cases of infected people have already been recorded in the neighborhoods – mainly in the Vila Formosa and Aricanduva regions.

Anyway, the Secretary says that the cases recorded this week are not related to the infections of the epidemic that occurred in the city. Typically, an outbreak is declared only when three or more cases occur in the same location within a period of up to 90 days.

“Since last September 17, the City of São Paulo, through the Municipal Health Department (SMS), has vaccinated 19,790 people with meningococcal C and ACWY vaccines in the region of Vila Formosa and Aricanduva prefectures,” he said. an official note.

meningitis epidemic

All in all, already 58 patients infected with meningococcal meningitis identified in 2022However, there has been a decrease in cases in recent years. Between January and September 2019, the city registered 158 cases of the disease – that is, we are almost at the end of the year, and only a third of that number has been recorded.

In Brazil, vaccination against meningococcal C meningitis and ACWY meningitis in children and adolescents is the main form of disease prevention. Fortunately, the secretariat is concentrating vaccination within three kilometers of the outbreak zones, where the four UBS are located.

Source: Tec Mundo

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