The Brazil Ministry of Health reported that as of October 1, there are 1,935 measles cases confirmed throughout the country. In Amazonas, there are 1,525, and in Roraima, 330. All are related to importation.
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 (18); Rio Grande do Sul (33); Rondônia (3), Pernambuco (4), Pará (14), Fedral District (01) and Sergipe (4).
To date, 10 measles deaths have been confirmed in Brazil, 4 deaths in the state of Roraima (3 in foreigners and 1 in Brazilian), 4 deaths in the state of Amazonas (all Brazilians, 2 in the municipality of Manaus and 2 in the state of Amazonas). municipality of Autazes) and 2 in Pará (indigenous Venezuelan).
Brazil has exceeded the goal of vaccinating at least 95% of children under one to five years of age against polio and measles. A report released on Wednesday shows that the National Vaccination Campaign, which closed on Sept. 14, registered a vaccination coverage of 97.9% for polio and 97.7% for measles.
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