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Department of Health confirmed an outbreak of hepatitis A in Rio de Janeiro municipality

Mangalore City Hall said it is providing 15,000 liters of mineral water for people infected with the disease

 
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An outbreak of hepatitis A in three districts of Mangalore (Ranchito, New Mangalore and Beach Bag), Costa Verde, the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro, it was confirmed today (9) by the Department of Health's Technical Secretariat for Health Surveillance already promoting the region for surveillance and control of water reservoirs and alternative sources (fountains, wells and tank trucks) in the three localities.

The city of Mangalore said it is providing 15,000 liters of mineral water for those infected by the disease, besides distributing chlorine tablets to be applied in the water of the municipal schools and the public to apply the water tanks.

According to the superintendent and Environmental Surveillance, Alexander Chieppe, there is no indication for vaccination against hepatitis A in Mangalore, as provided by the National Immunization Program and Technical Note issued by the Ministry of Health

Until there is a specific vaccine against the virus that causes hepatitis A. But this vaccine is only recommended in specific situations such as people with other chronic liver disease or who have a bone marrow transplant, he said.

Chieppe Second, the actions recommended by the Health Department are now being developed, including identification of possible sources of contamination and the adoption of measures to prevent the use of these sources by the population.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Hepatitis A    Contamination    Water    Magaratiba    Rio de Janeiro    Health Surveillance   
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