By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Brazil Ministry of Health reported Tuesday that over the past 90 days, 2,753 confirmed measles cases in 13 Brazilian states.


According to the new epidemiological bulletin of the disease, from June 9 to August 31, 2019, Brazil reported 20,292 cases, of which 15,430 were under investigation and 2,109 were discarded.

The Ministry of Health also pointed out that four deaths due to the disease were recorded: three deaths in the state of São Paulo (two children and one adult); and one in the state of Pernambuco (a child). All four cases were unvaccinated (all three children were under the age of one).

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The confirmed cases are concentrated in 13 states, most of them 98.37% in the state of São Paulo (2,708), followed by Rio Janeiro (15), Pernambuco (12), Federal District (3), Goiás (1), Paraná (1), Maranhão (1), Rio Grande do Norte (1), Espirito Santo (1), Bahia (1), Sergipe (1), Santa Catarina (7) and Piauí (1).

The Ministry of Health has already allocated 1.6 million extra doses of the Triple Viral Vaccine to all states to secure the extra dose against measles in all children from six months to 11 months and 29 days. Only for the 13 states that are in active measles outbreak, 960,907,000 doses will be allocated.

Of this total, 56% has already been sent to the state of São Paulo.

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