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Brazil: Yellow fever deaths rise to 81 since July

The Brazil Ministry of Health, in an update Tuesday (computer translated), reports  213 cases of yellow fever, 81 of whom died in the period from July 1, 2017 to January 30 of this year.

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Last year, from July 2016 to January 30, 2017, there were 468 confirmed cases and 147 confirmed deaths.

The yellow fever vaccine fractionation campaign began last Thursday in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The anticipation was adopted because the Ministry of Health has already passed to both states the inputs that will be used in the campaigns. The vaccination campaign in the state of Bahia begins on February 19.

The Ministry of Health, in the year 2017 to date, sent the Federated Units the amount of approximately 58.9 million doses of the vaccine. A total of 49.8 million doses were sent to the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and Bahia in order to intensify vaccination strategies, with 19.7 million (SP), 10.7 million (MG), 12 million (RJ), 3.7 million (ES) and 3.7 million (BA).

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