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MG performs active surveillance of trachoma in the eastern counties

Teams from the Department of Health examined students from public schools, and state officials

 
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A team Trachoma reference of the Regional Health Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, conducted active surveillance of the disease state and municipal schools in the municipalities of Sobrália Raydan and Joseph, located in the eastern state.

Sobrália were examined in 859 students from three schools and servers. These institutions have been detected 55 positive cases of trachoma. The team also conducted research family of positive cases and the Municipal Health Sobrália running the treatment of patients with a single dose of medicine.

Sobrália was the first city in the region to receive the team. In Joseph Raydan, the team held a meeting with representatives of awareness of the city and made an active search of trachoma in municipal schools, where about 800 students were examined.

Global estimates of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009, reveal that there are around 41 million people worldwide with active trachoma, trichiasis with 8 million and 1.8 million blind due to trachoma.

Survey data on the prevalence of trachoma carried out from 2002 to 2006 show that in its early inflammatory trachoma is still prevalent in the country. We observed a higher frequency than expected in some regions, with medium to high levels of prevalence,

covering areas not previously considered endemic to the country.

The state indicators of prevalence of this investigation range from 2% to 8%, with municipalities reporting detection rates ranging from zero to 54%.

In the regions considered ancient pockets of trachoma sequelae persist forms of the disease that require monitoring and referral of cases to perform surgery to correct eyelid on eye care services to prevent disease progression to blindness.

Source: Isaude.net
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