Saúde makes a technical visit to Parintin to fight measles

The goal of the strategy is to prevent the virus from recurring in the state

FVS-RCP teams will visit the health units in Parintin until this Friday (April 29). PHOTOS: Disclosure / FVS-RCP

Amazonas Health Surveillance Foundation – Tri. Rosemary Costa Pinto (FVS-RCP), in liaison with the Amazon State Department of Health (SES-AM), will make a technical visit to Parintins (369 kilometers from Manaus) until this Friday (April 29) to strengthen measles epidemiological surveillance.

The technical visit is a strategy to prevent the virus from recurring in the state, as the number of measles reports has increased in all parts of the country. According to Tatyana Amorim, director and director of the FVS-RCP, the technical visit aims to strengthen measles epidemiological surveillance in the interior of the Amazon.

“This technical support from health teams will make it possible to improve the identification of suspected or confirmed cases of measles, which favors timely action by municipal and state health directors,” Tatjana emphasizes.

Angela Desireé, a nurse in the Department of Epidemiological Surveillance (DVE), points out that the transfer of fluvials between states in the northern region is strong and, due to low coverage of measles vaccinations, there is a risk that the virus will re-spread to the state. .

“An analysis of the epidemiological situation was carried out, a risk analysis and the identification of municipalities where measles epidemiological surveillance should be strengthened, by sensitizing health professionals and strengthening the importance of vaccinations,” Ângela emphasizes.

The municipality of President Figueiredo was already considering a visit by the FVS-RCP health teams on 18-20 April.

Scenario

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the number of measles cases worldwide increased by nearly 80 percent in the first two months of the year.

By Saturday (April 24, 2022), seven cases of measles were reported in the Amazon and four are under investigation. In 2021, 36 cases of the disease were reported and rejected.

Prevention

Measles is an infectious disease caused by a virus called Morbillivirus. In Brazil, successive vaccination campaigns and epidemiological surveillance programs do not increase mortality to 0.5%.

The disease worsens when it affects nursing mothers, malnourished children and adults. Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent measles. The vaccine is available from health centers for children from 12 months of age.

Reference

The FVS-RCP is responsible for health surveillance in the Amazon and, through the DVE, keeps the epidemiological situation of diseases and health problems up to date.

The facility is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:00 at Avenida Torquato Tapajós, 4010, Colônia Santo Antônio, Manaus. Contact numbers are (92) 3182-8550 and 3182-8551.

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