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MS will take examination for leprosy diagnosis for 9.2 million students

Actions are performed by teams of community workers and professionals from the Family Health Program

 
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Students from 5 to 14 years in municipalities with high incidence of the disease, will be prioritized Padilha Minister participates during the opening of the National Movement for the Reintegration of People Affected by Leprosy - Morhan
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Students from 5 to 14 years in municipalities with high incidence of the disease, will be prioritized
Padilha Minister participates during the opening of the National Movement for the Reintegration of People Affected by Leprosy - Morhan

More than 9.2 million public school students in about 800 municipalities in the country, will undergo tests for early detection of leprosy. The actions are performed by teams of community workers and professionals from the Family Health Program (PSF) of the Ministry of Health's campaign occurs between days 18 and 22 March.

This was announced by Health Minister Alexandre Padilha, during the National Meeting of the Movement for the Reintegration of People Affected by Leprosy (Morhan) this week.

Will be prioritized students 5 to 14 years in municipalities with high incidence of the disease, which was formerly known as leprosy. There will also be tests to identify worms. Health professionals will make sure that young people have been diagnosed with leprosy are receiving appropriate medical treatment.

During the meeting of Mohan, Padilha signed decree allocating £ 1.6 million to equip ten centers Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation. Also there will be transfer of funds in the order of $ 4.4 million for construction of gyms Health in municipalities that host former colonies of leprosy, with the goal of providing spaces dedicated to physical improvement, in 30 municipalities that have priority requests construction of new poles of the program.

<b> cases are concentrated in seven states </ b>

Despite the decrease in the number of polio cases in the country, in 2011 33,955 patients were identified, representing a decline of 25.9% in a decade, compared to 45,874 cases in 2001. Today, leprosy is most present in seven states (Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Maranhão, Pará, Rondônia, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul), which have prevalence rate [in patients treatment] above three cases to 10 000 inhabitants, double the national average of 1.54 case per 10 000 inhabitants.

Leprosy is transmitted when there is close contact with the patient. Hardly is transmitted on a bus or public place, for example. The disease is curable and the Public Health System (SUS) provides free drugs for treatment. The use of medications stops the transmission of the disease within 48 hours.

Until the 1980s, legislation recommended the compulsory isolation of patients in colonies, called leprosy, and required the delivery of babies of parents with leprosy for adoption, which led to the separation of thousands of families. In 1986, the colonies were transformed into general hospitals, with the opening of the gates and the overthrow of the walls.

With information <i> Agency Brazil </ i>

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