Up to 6 deaths and 1,237 number of measles cases in Brazil

Up to 6 deaths and 1,237 number of measles cases in Brazil

Sixth victim is another 7-month-old baby in Amazonas;the others are a baby in the Amazon, one in Roraima and three Venezuelans, also in Roraima

Children between 1 and 4 years are the target of the vaccination campaignWHO / UNThe Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday (14) that the number of deaths from measles has risen to 6 and confirmed cases to 1,237, 137 more than the previous bulletin, August 6.The sixth death is of a 7 month old baby in the Amazon.The other deaths are from another 7-month-old baby in the Amazon, a 9-month-old Brazilian Yanomani baby in Roraima and three Venezuelans also in Roraima.Amazonas is the state with the highest incidence of the disease, with over 70% of cases.There are 910 confirmed and 5,630 in investigation.Already Roraima, the first Brazilian state to record measles this year - the disease has been eradicated in the country since 2016 - appears in second place, with 296 confirmed cases and 101 under investigation.The Ministry reports that, among the confirmed, 17 cases were treated in Brazil and received treatment, however they are people living in Venezuela.The folder points out...


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