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Working Group prepares plan for introduction of dengue vaccine

Team established by the Ministry of Health will define strategies to control the process from development to implementation

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The Ministry of Health created a working group to develop a plan to monitor the process of development, production and deployment of a vaccine against dengue fever by the Unified Health System's team will also be responsible, together with experts, the definition of strategies vaccination, as well as evaluating their impact and monitoring of any adverse effects. Created on Tuesday (12), the group will have six months to present the plan of action.

Also accompanying the group will be responsible for studies, along with national research institutions and international, that have the purpose of reviewing the information on the seroprevalence surveys, mortality and ecoepidemiológicos studies on dengue in Brazil.

The Secretary of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Jarbas Barbosa, explains that Brazil supports the development of three vaccines, two Brazilian - Fiocruz and the Butantan - and the third was a French laboratory. He recalls that the international manufacturer is already in the testing phase with the population, including here in Brazil. We hope that in three years, Brazil has already a dengue vaccine, he noted.

According to the secretary, the working group will be instrumental in defining strategies for vaccination.

It will be composed of representatives from two departments of the Ministry of Health (Health Surveillance and Science, Technology and Strategic), besides the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa).

Currently, three laboratories conducting research on the vaccine: Butantan Institute, in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH); Biomanguinhos Fiocruz, in partnership with GSK, and the French laboratory Sanofi Pasteur.

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   Palavras-chave:   Working group    Vaccine    Dengue    Aedes aegypti   
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