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River recorded 133 cases of meningitis and 24 deaths from the disease in 2012

More than 3000 cases of illness and about 600 deaths are recorded each year in the country, Rio and Sao Paulo have the highest incidence

 
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Alexandre Chieppe, sanitation and superintendent of Epidemiological Surveillance and Environmental Health Secretariat of State of Rio
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Alexandre Chieppe, sanitation and superintendent of Epidemiological Surveillance and Environmental Health Secretariat of State of Rio

From January 1 to May 18, 2012 were registered 133 cases of meningococcal meningitis with 24 deaths from the disease in Rio de Janeiro. In the same period in 2011 were 34 deaths, reported to State Health Secretariat (SES) on Monday (21).

Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that only in Brazil the number of cases reaches more than 3,000 each year, with more than 600 deaths and the incidence is higher in the states of Rio and Sao Paulo.

According to Sesdec, the number of cases reported to date is as expected for this time of year, since the low temperatures and indoor form the ideal environment for the spread of infectious diseases of respiratory transmission.

At this time of year we see a natural decline in numbers of diseases such as dengue and an increase in respiratory illnesses such as meningitis. It is a result of lower temperatures and higher concentrations of people. So far, however, the data do not differ from previous years and did not observe an increasing trend, said the superintendent of Epidemiological Surveillance and Environmental Health Department of State, Alexander Chieppe.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Meningitis    Rio de Janeiro    State Department of Health    SES   
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