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SP recommends a yellow fever vaccine for anyone on the coast


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The state of So Paula

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The state of So Paula

Those who have not yet vaccinated yellow fever and intend to travel to the Sao Paulo coast during the holiday season at the end of the year must take the vaccine ten days before taking the route.

The warning, which on Tuesday, September 6, the State Health Minister of Health, takes into account the circulation of the virus on a large section of the coast, from Ubatub in the extreme north to Kanane, in the far south, including the Ribeir valley.

"We recently had the death of a person who was infected in Caraguatatuba, and in the last 40 days, several cases of monkeys found were found in a forested area, and the virus circulates in them," said Director of the Center for Epidemiological Surveillance) Regiane de Paula.

In the period from the holiday this month to the carnival, in early March 2019, the Sao Paolo coast should receive around 10 million visitors, say the State Secretariat for Tourism. "Those who intend to go to this region need to assess their vaccination situation and take a vaccine if not." This also applies to residents of the region, and municipalities have intensified vaccinations, but municipalities with little coverage.

She said that while on the north coast the coverage is over 85%, in Baikad Santista it is at 55%. "It's incredible that people resist vaccinations, even know the risk," Regiane said.

On Monday, July 5, the Adolfo Lutz Institute confirmed a yellow fever in the region. The victim, a 26-year-old who refused to take a vaccine, was infected in a rural area where she worked in Caraguatatuba. According to the Director of Vigilance, the current pre-season period, since the seasonal illness goes from December to May, but there are already cases, which supports the need for people to seek vaccination. "All municipalities of the country supplied the vaccine, but at that time priority for those who will travel to areas with already registered or endangered cases, because they have forests."

The advertising company Daniel Guedes, from Sorocaba, has already done homework. From the trip to Ihabela, on the north coast, the family was immunized. "We were recently in Corumbu (MS) and in Bolivia, and on that occasion we have already guaranteed a vaccine," he said. Business administrator Vincius Shimao often travels to Santos, where his girlfriend, Dabora Martins, is attending university. "We are taking the vaccine at the beginning of the year during the campaign."


The Santos district disputes, in part, the Secretariat's data indicating low coverage in the region. "The Secretariat takes into account the recent campaigns in the region, but in Santos, we had very rich previous campaigns." A person who received the full dose of vaccine five years ago has been immunized and not counted. "Through our analysis, we have about 90% of the population vaccinated," said the secretary Sade Fabio Ferraz. He is afraid that the warnings will affect tourism.

The city of Caraguatatuba reported that even after vaccination of more than 95% of the population, the vaccination continues from home to home in the furthest areas.


The director of CEV says that from now on it increases the flow of visitors to the parks, with waterfalls and caves, located mostly in the Ribeir Valley. The region concentrates the main forest forests of Atlan and the virus surrounds it. "We had positive cases among residents of some cities and infected monkeys in Juku and Pedro de Toledo." Information from the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.

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