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The death of measles reaches 12 in Sao Paulo



The number of fatalities in Sao Paulo due to measles has reached 12 this year. The last three victims were a 10-month-old girl from Itapewi who had not been vaccinated; A 53-year-old man from Santo Andre and a 1-year-old boy from Francisco Morato, both at risk – with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and immunosuppressed, who may be more vulnerable to infection.

Data released Wednesday (9) by the State Department of Health also shows that there are 6 177 laboratory confirmed cases of the disease so far and 1,472 through medical evaluation. According to the secretariat, 57% of all cases are concentrated in the capital.

Doses of the triple vaccine (which protects against measles, rubella, and mumps) are available Monday (7) at all state child vaccination centers. from 6 months and under 5 years and may apply until May 25. Saturday, 1

9, will be D-Day for Disease Control, with health facilities open for vaccination. [19659002] The Secretary of Health notes that the vaccine is contraindicated in infants under 6 years of age. The recommendation for those with children in this age group is to avoid crowds and maintain adequate hygiene and ventilation in an environment where the baby stays.

of all symptoms of the disease, such as red spots on the body, fever, runny nose, conjunctivitis and white spots on the oral mucosa, caregivers should seek medical attention. will be able to evaluate and make the necessary recommendations.


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