The Brazil Ministry of Health reports 2,425 confirmed measles as of Oct. 22. Currently, Brazil is facing two outbreaks of measles: in Amazonas there are 2,000 confirmed cases and in Roraima with 332 confirmed cases of the disease.

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The outbreaks are related to importation, as the genotype of the virus (D8) that is circulating in the country is the same that circulates in Venezuela, a country that has been facing an outbreak of the disease since 2017.

Some isolated and import-related cases were identified in the states of São Paulo (3), Rio de Janeiro (19); Rio Grande do Sul (43); Rondônia (2), Pernambuco (4), Pará (17), Federal District (1) and Sergipe (4).

To date, 12 measles deaths have been confirmed in Brazil, with four deaths in the state of Roraima (3 in foreigners and 1 in Brazilian), 6 deaths in the state of Amazonas (all Brazilians, three in the municipality of Manaus, two in Brazil). municipality of Autazes and one in the municipality of Manacapuru) and two in Pará (Venezuelan indigenous).

The Ministry of Health, from January to October 2018, sent the amount of 13.2 million dollars to the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Roraima, Pará, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Pernambuco, Sergipe and the Federal District.

Doses of the triple viral vaccine to meet the demand for routine services and the implementation of blocking, intensification and vaccination campaigns to prevent new cases of measles. Regarding the National Measles Vaccination Campaign, all states that have confirmed measles cases reached the minimum goal of 95% coverage, except for the Federal District.

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