By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up on epizootic yellow fever in monkeys in Paraná state, Brazil, The State Department of Health confirmed eight deaths of monkeys from infection with the yellow fever virus Wednesday.

The cases occurred in Clevelândia (2), Coronel Domingos Soares (3) and Mangueirinha (1) and Cruz Machado (2).


Since July 1, Paraná officials note eleven cases are being investigated, 32 occurred for undetermined causes, another 30 were ruled out and 8 were confirmed for yellow fever.

Regarding the cases of yellow fever in humans in this seasonal period, the technical area reports that 10 cases were reported through Wednesday. None of them were confirmed, nine notifications were discarded and one case is still under investigation in the municipality of Curitiba.

The effective way to prevent yellow fever is the vaccine. Since July 2018, all the municipalities of Paraná have become an area with vaccination recommendations against the disease caused by viral circulation.

The State Department of Health guides all municipalities to promote strategies of selective intensification of vaccination, with priority in the affected cities, and expanded regionally.

So far, vaccination coverage in Paraná is 71.28%, while the recommended goal is 95%. The percentage calculation takes into account only children under one year of age who received the vaccine from January to October of this year.



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