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Government mounts AM blockade against cholera in the region where they are 600 Haitians

The implanted Susam bacteriological examination for isolation of Vibrio Laboratory Border Tabatinga

 
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The Ministry of Health of Amazonas (Susam) implemented in the Laboratory of Frontiers of Tabatinga, 1108 km from Manaus, bacteriological examination for isolation of Vibrio cholerae. We also determined the local teams for environmental monitoring periodic analysis of water from rivers and streams, often used by local people for consumption.

The measures are part of strategies to block cholera. Earlier this week, team of experts from the Foundation for Health Surveillance (SVM), was sent to Tabatinga to assess the risks of reintroduction of the disease, according to the passage through the region of more than 600 Haitians seeking refuge in Brazil. Haiti is experiencing a cholera outbreak since October last year.

Technical Note submitted after the work of epidemiological research, on Wednesday (9), points to the presence of 294 Haitians in Tabatinga, living in different neighborhoods of the city where there is overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions. Because of under-nutrition have some obvious signs of malnutrition, according to experts.

To arrive at Tabatinga, calling the Haitian migrants in Panama, Quito (Ecuador), Lima and Iquitos (Peru) and arrive in the city by boat, tired and frail. The total journey takes about 15 days. The vast majority of those in Tabatinga is formed by young men and among them some 16 women and two children.

About the risk of introduction of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, the Note states that ruled out the possibility of introduction from sick or infected people and even during the incubation period, which lasts from five to seven days, since this period is much lower than travel time from Haiti to Brazil and the residence time of some of the migrants. Haitians began migrating in November last year.

The entry of the bacterium by Haitians infected but without symptoms can not be totally ruled out, the report says. However, the poor living conditions favor the emergence of any type of intestinal parasite and, in this scenario, experts say, an outbreak would have occurred and not occurred.

According to note there is no record of suspected cases of cholera among Haitians and Brazilians and Haitians there is also hospitalized with acute diarrhea frame compatible with clinical cholera.

The Note points out that the problem experienced by Haitians today's social and favors the occurrence of disease, with transmission fluid or food, person to person or even for the change of their own organic resistance of these people.

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