The monkey at the zoo in Sao Paulo, in the southern part of the city, was diagnosed with yellow fever on Friday evening (8). According to the City Hall and the state government, the monkey is lifeless, isolated and under surveillance.
State and municipal governments recommend that people who have been vaccinated against the disease visit only the Botanical Garden and the Zoological Park.
Upon confirmation of the diagnosis, the municipal administration launched a project team for the vaccination of visitors and inhabitants of the surrounding area, where at this time 60% of the coverage with the yellow fever vaccination is in progress.
The zoo is surrounded by neighborhoods Cursino, Jabaquara and Sacomã, with an average coverage of 53%, with an estimated population of 600 thousand inhabitants.
The municipality will vaccinate flying stations and house a house within a radius of 300 meters around the tourist point, the estimated area of the vector flight – a wild yellow fever is transmitted by mosquito Sabethes or Haemagogus.
In the whole of the capital, coverage with vaccination is 77%. The vaccine is available in regular posts in the public health network and lasts ten days to provide effective protection.
The municipal health department states that all pavlinists should be vaccinated against yellow fever if they have not yet been immunized.
The population of any part of the city should be alerted to this disease, especially those who live or visit rural, forest and river areas where dense vegetation is present.
The vaccine is indicated for people older than 9 months. The need for vaccination with HIV-positive and transplant patients should be discussed with a doctor.
There is no evidence of vaccination for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding up to 6 months of age and immunocompromised as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or high-dose corticosteroids (such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis).
Since the year 2016, the Secretariat has stepped up measures to combat the country's yellow fever, by monitoring ecological corridors, epidemiological surveillance and vaccination. In addition to strengthening strategies at sites that were usually on the map of immunization, the areas where the vaccine was mentioned were gradually expanded before the virus arrived.
This happened in the Campinas and Rota dos Mananciais metropolitan regions in 2017, as well as in the campaign in early 2018, covering 54 municipalities of Baixada Santista, Vala do Paraiba and Grande ABC, which peaked throughout the country.
Over the past two years, more than 15 million people have been vaccinated against the yellow fever in the country. The number is twice as high as in the previous decade, with between 7 million people immunized between 2006 and 2016.
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