Citizens of São Paulo who have not yet immunized yellow fever should be vaccinated before crossing the northern coast and Baixada Santista in forests and forests.
The vaccine should be taken ten days in advance to ensure effective protection. Therefore, those who intend to spend the holidays in November – the Declaration of the Republic (15) and the Black Swing Day (20) – in these areas should evaluate and / or update vaccination status earlier this week.
The instructions also apply to residents of these places. Municipalities have intensified immunization activities throughout the year to increase vaccine coverage.
Last Monday (5), the Adolf Lutz Institute confirmed the death of yellow fever in the Vale do Paraíba area. The victim is a 26-year-old Cunha man who had refused to take the vaccine and was infected in the countryside where he worked at Caraguatatuba.
"Immunization is the primary form of disease prevention, the current season being seasonal and the seasonality of the disease lasts from December to May, and it is important that people who have not yet been vaccinated go for health services," according to Regiane de Paulan Epidemiological Observatory Director.
The entire region of São Paulo has already been recommended for the vaccine due to the spread of the virus. On the northern coast, the vaccine stop is over 85% and lower 55%. Still, residents of other state states must be vaccinated before moving to these areas. Dosages are available in vaccine centers throughout the São Paulo area.
Student Nicole Amaral lives in Ubatuba and is looking for the nearest health forum first in the local yellow fever. "As close relatives and friends of the capital come to visit me, I always remember them from the vaccine," he says.
They should consult with the physician about the need for vaccine for HIV-positive patients, patients with chemotherapy completed and transferred. There are no indications of vaccination in pregnant women, children over 6 years of age breast-feeding mothers with an immune response such as high doses of chemotherapy, radiotherapy or corticosteroids (such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis). In doubt, ask your doctor for advice.
By 2018 more than 8 million people have been vaccinated against yellow fever. The figure exceeds the number of vaccine in 2017 when it was 7.4 million doses and is also higher than the vaccine in the previous decade – 7 million people were immunized in 2006 and 2016.
From October 2018 until October 23, 502 auto-wave wild yellow fever was confirmed in the state and 175 of them developed into death. A total of 30.2% of yellow fever infections contracted in Mairipora and 9.5% Atiba. These two cities account for 39.7% of the causes of yellow fever in the state, and vaccinations are ongoing since 2017.
"We have followed yellow fever since the first case appeared 20 months ago. We have to take care of people living in areas where the disease is a threat," says Marcos Boulos, a specialist in communicable diseases, of the disease characteristics that does not come and leave for the night.
"Vaccination is the most important way to protect the population from yellow fever, and it is imperative that all people living there participate in healthcare," said Secretary Marco Antonio Zago.
A total of 14 cases on the North Coast occurred, of which 5 developed to death – São Sebastião (3 cases 2 deaths) and Ubatuba (11 cases involving 3 deaths). There were 4 cases and 3 deaths in Baixada – Guarujá (1 case where one died), Itanhaem (1 case with 1 death) and Peruíbe (3 cases with 1 death).
For veterinary reasons this year 257 monkeys had confirmed the disease. The largest concentration area is the Greater São Paulo, with about half of the cases. Of this total, two cases involving monkeys from Baixada Santis, and 33 cases occurred in Paraíba Valley and North Coast.