03/06/2016 13h09 - Updated 3/06/2016 13h09

confirmed cases of zika rise to 1.391 in Manaus this year

Capital follows with a confirmed case of microcephaly associated with virus. There is 4.489 suspected cases of zika, second Epidemiological Report.
Photo: Reprdução
Photo: Reprdução

The cases of zika virus confirmed in Manaus reached 1.391, according to 44 Tell Epidemiologic the Fever virus zika, released by the Municipal Health (Sems). The capital remains a confirmed case of microcephaly related virus.

Among pregnant women, the number of cases of suspected reaches zika 870 – 34 more compared to the last report (836), with 233 confirmations, 399 discarded cases and 238 still under investigation.

Regarding microcephaly, there is 16 We notify the city. A case is associated with the virus zika and other cases not related. Four cases were dismissed and seven are under investigation.

According to the Municipal Health (Sems), Manaus has 1.684 combat brigades Aedes egypti implemented in the city, with 8.782 people trained to fight the mosquito, transmitting, beyond zika, the dengue virus and chikungunya.

Emergency situation
Because of the increasing incidence of zika virus and Manaus rating of average risk for infestation of Aedes aegypti, the City Government issued Decree 3.331, on June 1, extending the Emergency Situation in Manaus for more 180 days, to control the epidemic by Viral Infectious Diseases, including the Zika virus.

The decree authorizes the adoption of measures necessary for the situation and authorizes, also, the Municipal Health (Sems) adopt actions to prevent impending epidemic in the terms and guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.

Source: G1

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