In a follow-up on the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, through Monday, Jan. 23, the Brazilian Ministry of Health has recorded 421 suspected cases of yellow fever and 87 deaths in four states and the Federal District.
Of the total, 358 remain under investigation, 62 were confirmed and one discarded. Of the 87 deaths reported, 34 were confirmed and 53 remain under investigation.
The cases were registered in Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Bahia, São Paulo and the Federal District.
Minas Gerais is the state with the highest number of casesto date. There were 391 suspected cases in 39 municipalities, including 58 confirmed cases. Of the total confirmed, 31 resulted in death. Another 52 deaths are still under investigation, totaling 83 reported deaths.
To help intensify immunization in Minas Gerais, the Ministry of Health has already sent the state 2.4 million extra yellow fever vaccine doses.
Espírito Santo has reported 19 cases in 12 municipalities, including one death.
In January, the Ministry of Health sent 905,000 extra doses to the state to carry out the vaccination in municipalities that are on the border with the state of Minas Gerais.
Bahia state has reported seven cases of yellow fever, six of which remain under investigation and one has been discarded. No deaths have been recorded.
The cases were reported in three municipalities. The Ministry of Health sent the state 400,000 additional doses of preventive yellow fever vaccination.
In São Paulo state, three confirmed yellow fever deaths have been reported in three municipalities of São Paulo.
Finally, The Federal District has a case under investigation that has not resulted in death.