By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up to a report in July, health officials in Paraná state, Brazil are reporting a H1N2v influenza case in the municipality of Rebouças, in the 4th Regional of Irati.

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The case is a 4-year-old.  The parents took the girl to the Darcy Vargas Hospital, on November 16, with a fever of 39ºC, dyspnea, respiratory distress, runny nose and headache.

She is doing well and being monitored at home.

It is the second case discovered in the state this year; the first was identified in April, in Ibiporã, in a 22-year-old woman who recovered quickly.

A sample was collected for respiratory virus research, evaluated with detection of the virus as Influenza A by the Central Laboratory of the State (Lacen). Then, the sample was sent to the National Reference Laboratory, of IOC-Fiocruz in Rio de Janeiro, which sequenced the complete viral genome and determined the H1N2 subtype.

As the occurrence is of compulsory notification, the MS will report to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

At this moment, professionals from the technical areas of Health Surveillance at Sesa Paraná, the State Central Laboratory, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fiocruz are articulating investigation and control actions of the case.

A team from the Strategic Information Center for Health Surveillance (CIEVS) and Sesa’s Communicable Disease Surveillance Division was, during this week, in Rebouças carrying out the retrospective analysis of the case, collecting new materials and researching the network of contacts. of the family of the infected child, with support from the Municipal Health Department of Rebouças and the 4th. Regional Health Institute of Irati.

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“In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, any new virus with identified epidemic potential deserves Sesa’s full attention and immediate implementation of prevention and control measures,” says Secretary of State for Health, Beto Preto.