After analyzing the cause of the death of a monkey in the countryside of Jaguaria, a few days ago, a report published on Friday (12) noted that the episode caused yellow fever.
The animal was found dead in a rural area of the municipality. This is the first time that the case has been registered in the region, and additional confirmations have been added to the neighboring municipalities of Piraí do Sul and Castro, belonging to the Campos Gerais region of Parana.
However, there is still no confirmed case of the disease in humans, even in the case of a virus in circulation. Health departments of individual cities are already monitoring all cases.
Jaguaria's Health strengthens the call for vaccination
According to the recent confirmation of the virus circulation in the municipality, it is recommended that all women of childbearing potential, pregnant women, infants and the elderly over 60 years are vaccinated.
For this purpose we take into consideration the newsletter no. 94/2017 / CGPNI / DEVIT / SVS / MS and the Manual of the Ministry of Health for Health Workers 2018, which provide vaccination for:
- (epizootics, human cases and vectors in the affected area), but do not constitute contraindications to vaccination following a prior assessment by the health service;
- women who are breastfeeding children 0 to 6 months of age should be breast-feeding 10 days after vaccination. The infant should be advised to seek a medical care and guidance service in order to maintain milk production and return to breast-feeding;
- Elderly people over 60 years of age are recommended to vaccinate those who reside or move to the affected areas. It is essential that the health service make an assessment in order to identify some contraindications for vaccination.
On this basis, yellow fever vaccination is extended to pregnant women, infants and over 60 years of age living in the community, due to a confirmed case of yellow fever in primates.
Regardless of the vaccination situation, the use of individual protective measures is also recommended, such as: repellents, windows, mosquito nets, trousers, long sleeves and avoidance of risk areas.
Anyone who has not taken a dose of yellow fever vaccine should go to the nearest health center.
Children of 9 months and adults of all ages, including the elderly and pregnant, should be vaccinated.
On Saturday, 13, there will be a vaccination from 9am to 5pm in the center of the old Rua da Cidadania.
During the week vaccination is available in the municipal health units and UBS dr. Hélio Araujo (central) from 8.00 to 12.00 and from 13.30 to 21.00.