SP has 44 cities on alert for poliomyelitis

SP has 44 cities on alert for poliomyelitis

Municipalities that failed to reach 50% of immunization coverage are on the highest risk list.Last case recorded in Brazil was in 1990

Recommendation is that polio vaccination coverage is greater than 95%Julien Pereira / Fotoarena / Folhapress / 08.11.2014The Ministry of Health admits that there is a high risk of polio return in at least 312 Brazilian cities - 44 in the state of São Paulo.The alert was issued on Thursday (28), in a meeting with state and municipal health secretaries."This is a very serious situation," said Immunization Program coordinator Carla Domingues.Policies at the highest risk list for municipalities that have failed to reach even 50% of immunization coverage.“A city with these indicators has every condition to transmit the disease again in our country. It will be a disaster for health as a whole.” The last case recorded in Brazil was in 1990. Four years later, the WHO (World Organization Health) declared the disease eradicated from the Americas.See tooFlu has killed more than 200 people since the beginning of the year in SPVirtual reality glasses help children overcome fear in...


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