Amazon records the second case of survival for human rabies in Brazil

A teenager 14 years, the Amazonian city of Barcelos, He contracted the disease and is the second patient who survived the disease in the country.
11/01/2018 16h16 - Updated 11/01/2018 16h16
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O patient 14 years, the Amazonian city of Barcelos, who contracted human rabies, now considered the second survivor of the disease in Brazil. Teenager recovery was confirmed by the Amazonas Health Department (Sesame). However, in a statement, the Ministry of Health said it has not received any reports of neurological patients, "like this, there is no way of assessing what conditions and recovery prognosis ".

This is the second case of a patient record that survived the disease in the country. The other was 2008, in Pernambuco. According to the Ministry of Health, the rest of the world, there are reports of only three cases of healing: two in the United States, in 2004 e 2011, and the other in Colombia, in 2008, and this died from other causes associated, after reaching the cure.

According to the Secretariat, the teenager was on 2 December last year, in the Tropical Medicine Foundation Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado (FMT) and subjected to Milwaukee protocol, responsible treatment by other cure of polio cases reported worldwide.

According to the Ministry of Health, the protocol establishes that, after the laboratory diagnosis confirmed positive, They should be carried out three more collections of samples for examination, one per week, which will be suspended when there are three negative samples. "Only in this way, confirms the elimination of the virus in the patient's body ", reported, in a statement.

In that case registered in the Amazon, the ministry, the cure depends on the elimination of the rabies virus in the patient's body for treatment and also clinical recovery. "However, By treating disease with acute encephalitis, It is expected to have several neurological disorders, not always reversible. That is why, in this case it is still early to determine the recovery prognosis, although to date the clinical evolution is taking place in a positive way ", the statement said.


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