Manaus records 39 new cases of measles

altogether, the capital of Amazonas has 6.423 notifications of the disease, which includes, beyond the 762 confirmed cases.
20/08/2018 17h27 - Updated 20/08/2018 17h27
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The 24th Information Epidemiological Monitoring of Measles Cases, released on Monday, 20/8, It points out that Manaus has 762 confirmed cases, and 39 more than that recorded a week ago. altogether, the capital of Amazonas has 6.423 notifications of the disease, which includes, beyond the 762 confirmed cases, 5.365 suspected cases (waiting for laboratory results) e 296 cases discarded after investigation.

Released by the Municipal Health (Sems), the new Information Epidemiological also notes that the actions of immunization against measles in Manaus have reported the application of 204.837 doses in the campaign directed at children from six months up to five years, e 349.045 doses in routine actions in the health units, intensification, scanning and blocking vaccine. Also they recorded the first cases of application and second vaccine dose, according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health by age group.

According to data from the Department of Environmental and Epidemiological Surveillance (Deva / Danny), only in July, when it started the second stage of the Contingency Plan Measles, They were applied 162.931 vaccine doses, 130.265 more than that recorded in June.

The municipal secretary of Health, Marcelo Magaldi, explain what, as the doses typing process in the information of the National Immunization Program System (SI-PNI) It is still occurring, may be an increase in the number of doses recorded.

"The increase in the number of doses applied is the result of intense work by health teams, not only in UBS, but the scans and intensified vaccination in the districts with the highest number of measles notifications. however, many people have not taken the vaccine and therefore reinforce the alert for the population to look for a Health Unit. The vaccine is the only way to prevent measles ", emphasizes Marcelo Magaldi, noting that vaccination is intended for people aged six months 49 years.

The list with the address of 183 the municipal vaccine rooms can be accessed at the site Semsa (

age group
The 24th Information Epidemiological Monitoring of Measles Cases shows, still, what 44,9% of the confirmed cases are in the age group of up to five years, followed by age group 15 a 29 years (32,7 %). Among all notifications, which include new and suspected cases still under investigation, the age group 15 a 29 years is the most affected, representing 50%, followed by age group 30 a 49 years (15,3%) and children under one year (14,3%).

The Health District (some) North still has the highest number of notifications, a total of 2.353 reported cases (36,6%). The Disa East features 2.158 notifications (33,6%), Disa On com 1.005 (15,6%), Disa West with 820 (12,8%) Disa and Rural with 87 (1,4%).

Day 'D' against polio
The Semsa released, still, the balance of the Day 'D' vaccination against polio (infantile paralysis), held in Manaus on Saturday, 18/8, when they were immunized 77.968 children aged from one to four years, 11 months and 29 days, or equivalent 56,2% by destination, that is to vaccinate 131.709 children.

The campaign against the disease will last until the day 31 of August, with the vaccine available in 183 the public vaccination rooms.

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