The National Health Ministry warned that there is viral circulation of the disease in Santa Fe, Salta, Misiones and Formosa. There are 28 autochthonous cases and 7 with travel cases. Yellow fever also cares about cases in Brazil.
The National Directorate for Epidemiology warned that there is a viral circulation of dengue in the country and issued an epidemiological warning for the 28 autochthonics confirmed so far in Santa Fe, Salta, Formosa and Misiones. The national health system also raised its guard against yellow fever in cases in the Brazilian states of São Paulo and Paraná (the virus was also detected in monkeys in the jungle areas of the state of Santa Catarina).
"Health care is encouraged to intensify epidemiological monitoring of cases and raise awareness of the clinical suspicion of dengue and other arboviruses, including yellow fever in people who have been at risk".
The last epidemiological bulletin of the health portfolio that does not include update that health department in Santa Fe made this Thursday, indicates that there is localized dengue serotype 1 (DEN-1) transmission in the city of Santa Fe and in the Salta and Oran and Tartagal sites. "There are also isolated cases of dengue virus serotype DEN-1 in Puerto Iguazú (Misiones), in the city of Buenos Aires and in Ingeniero Juárez (Formosa)," the report said.
In total, there are 28 confirmed cases that do not record travel history. In addition, there are 7 positive cases of dengue in people traveling to areas where the disease is endemic, such as Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. The Ministry of Health reported that there were no cases of other arboviruses (viruses that transmit arthropods such as mosquitoes) that produce diseases such as Zika and chicunguña.
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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned that Brazil is going through the season with increased yellow fever transmission. "The extension of the historic yellow fever transfer area to previously considered non-hazardous areas caused two waves of transmission: the first in 2016-2017, with 778 cases in humans (262 deaths), and the second in 2017-2018, with 1,376 cases in humans (483 deaths), "said the National Health Ministry.
During the spring and so far, in the summer, 12 cases were confirmed in Brazil, including 6 deaths in the municipalities of El Dorado (9 cases), Jacupiranga (1 case), Iporanga (1 case) and Cananeia (1 case) those in the southern part of the state of Sao Paulo, mainly agricultural workers. The health minister in the state of Paraná reported that the tests performed on dead monkeys in Antonina on the Paraná coast were also positive for yellow fever.
"These cases as well as the confirmation of viral circulation in the state of Paraná and several suspicions of epizootic disease in monkeys near the border (unconfirmed) mark the beginning of what could be a third wave and the progress of the outbreak towards the Southeast and South of the country "This situation represents an increased risk for the border regions of Argentina, mainly the provinces of Misiones and Corrientes, which have the same eco-epidemiological conditions and for travelers visiting Brazil who have not been vaccinated," said the Ministry of Health.
People who have to travel to areas in Brazil where cases have been reported (Rio de Janeiro beach area – especially Angra Dos Reis – and for example San Pablo) should be vaccinated. The National Vaccination Calendar contains a dose of vaccine for boys and girls of 18 months living in the province of Misiones and Formosa and some departments of Corrientes, Chaco, Salta and Jujuy, with an 11 year reinforcement. The vaccine should be used preferably 10 days before the day of travel, and a single dose is sufficient to protect yourself throughout your life. In the case of travelers, the vaccination must be indicated by the doctor individually according to the actual risk of infection in the area to be visited and personal circumstances.
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Provincial Director of Health Promotion and Prevention of Santa Fe, Julio Befani, confirmed to El Litoral that the new studies that will be conducted to Columbus players will be crucial to confirm or exclude the disease. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health announced that the first analysis had a negative result, but it usually happens that patients affected by dengue take several days -five, roughly to generate antibodies detected by laboratory tests. Therefore, the second blood test is so important that it must be in accordance with the protocol established by the National Health Secretariat.