By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Eight out of 10 measles cases reported in the Americas this year have been in Brazil, according to the Pan American Health Organization Friday.


Between 1 January and 31 October 2019, a total of 11,487 confirmed cases of measles, including 15 deaths, have been reported in 14 countries and territories of the Region of the Americas, of which 9,304 were reported in Brazil.

Just in the past month, that measles total has essentially doubled in Brazil.

Brazil ramps up MMR vaccine purchase while facing measles surge

The bulk of the measles cases were reported in São Paulo state (6,389). In addition, 32.9% (206 of 625) of the municipalities in the state of São Paulo have reported at least one confirmed case, with São Paulo Municipality reporting 52.7% of the confirmed cases within the state.

Subscribe to Outbreak News TV

Dengue in Brazil: Bahia reports 672% increase over 2018

Brazil: Dengue cases up 350 percent in Araguaína, Tocantins

Plasmodium vivax treatment: Brazil approves single-dose tafenoquine, or Kozenis for radical cure

Dengue: Brazil tops 2 million cases in 2019, Mexico cases double from last year