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Effort leprosy detected in more than 10% of men met in Roraima

This year there have been 112 reported cases of the disease in Roraima, only in the capital, Boa Vista, 83 were new cases

 
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The management of the Center for Leprosy Control Roraima released the balance of the tests made during the last campaign for human health in Coronel Mota Hospital (MCH) in Boa Vista, which happened in the outcast, last Saturday. Altogether 49 people were assessed and over 10% had leprosy. This year there have been 112 reported cases of the disease in Roraima. In the capital alone, 83 were new records.

Skin tests and guidance on the disease were made with the support of nursing students at the State University of Roraima (UERR), the Municipal Health and MCH professionals. The manager of the Center for Leprosy Control Actions, Roberta Calandrino, said the first dose of medication has been given in all cases diagnosed during the task force. They received the transfer guide for medical examinations and monitoring by family health teams in the city of Boa Vista, explains.

According to Roberta, the patients were instructed about the need to take the family to the Basic Health Unit (BHU) closer to home for examination. The five new cases of leprosy are residents of the city of Boa Vista. The discovery of these cases in an isolated action confirms the reality of our state to be considered highly endemic leprosy, says.

This confirms the need to implement epidemiological surveillance by health professionals working in the core network as the search for new cases in the population at greatest risk, who are contacts (household contacts) of leprosy patients already in treatment. This action is simple and effective as it ensures early diagnosis and breaks the chain of disease transmission, he said.

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Leprosy is a reportable disease throughout the country. Spots and / or areas of the body with altered sensitivity, nerve pain, loss of hair, swelling of hands and feet, decreased muscle strength in areas with involvement of nerves are the main symptoms of the disease.

Today, the referral service treatment works in HCM. Thus, the patient has distinguished service within the unit, due to the characteristics of the disease, which can cause severe physical disabilities.

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