By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Recent data released by the Directorate of Epidemiological Surveillance (Dive-SC) shows 15 people have been infected with yellow fever in Santa Catarina State, according to Brazilian media (computer translated).
Six cases were diagnosed in residents of the city of Blumenau. In addition to Blumenau, residents of five other municipalities contracted the disease this year. In Pomerode and Indaial there are six people, three in each city. Camboriú, Jaraguá do Sul and São Bento Sul, in the North of SC, account for one case each.
The number of deaths remains the same: there are two deaths in 2020, both registered in March. The first death is of a man in Camboriú , according to state records. The victim was 42 years old and was hospitalized in Balneário Camboriú. The second record occurred on March 31, of a 52-year-old man in the municipality of Indaial. None of the victims were immunized against the disease.
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes belonging to the Aedes species. Yellow fever can lead to serious illness and even death. Yellow fever vaccine is the best protection against yellow fever disease, which can be fatal.