Data from the new InfoGripe Bulletin, released by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) this Thursday (Dec. 5), point to new growth in severe acute respiratory (SARS) cases in most Brazilian states.
The report covers the period from 1 to 7 May based on data entered into the Influenza Epidemiological Surveillance Information System (Siep-Gripe) until 9 May.
According to the study, 17 out of 27 federal units showed signs of an increase in SARS cases in the long-term trend (last six weeks): Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Amapá, Ceará, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Pará, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Roraima, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Tocantins.
In a recent release, 14 of the 27 federal units showed signs of a long-term increase in cases.
Of the country’s capitals, 17 showed signs of long-term growth: Boa Vista (RR), Cuiabá (MT), Curitiba (PR), Florianópolis (SC), Fortaleza (CE), Goiânia (GO), Macapá (AP), Maceió (AL), Manaus (AM), Palmas (TO), Porto Alegre (RS), Porto Velho (RO), Recife (PE), Rio Branco (AC), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), São Luís (MA) and Vitória (ES) .
According to the study, 37% of SARS cases registered in the last four weeks are Covid-19. In addition, there are a large number of RSV records: 41.2%. RSV cases are mostly limited to young children.
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Despite the relaxation of the rules aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 and the reduction in the number of registered cases in Brazil, it is not yet time to stop controlling the virus, especially when there are so many variations on the market.Tang Ming Tung / Getty Images
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According to the Ministry of Health, in order to protect against the disease, it is necessary to include basic care in the routine and to avoid agglomerations.Rafaela Felicciano / Metropoli
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In addition, the most important recommendation is a complete vaccination cycle. If for some reason you have not yet taken a dose, just check your state’s vaccination schedule and go to the nearest health center to get the vaccine. Gustavo Alcântara / Metropolis
While the vaccine does not stop you from getting infected, although it does reduce the chance of this happening, it will prevent you from developing a more serious illness that can progress to death.Walrus Images / Getty Images
Favoring air-conditioned spaces will also help curb the spread of the virus, as Sars-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, will remain in the air as small breaths.DusanManic / Getty Images
The use of 70% alcohol is also essential. Therefore, always keep the container near the product.d3sign / Getty Images
It is also important to avoid sharing personal items with others, as experts say there is a risk of getting the virus when using common cutlery such as lipstick and cutlery. If splitting is necessary, clean the item with soap and water or disinfect with 70% alcoholKlaus Vedfelt / Getty Images
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According to the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), proper use of the mask is also important. Obtaining extra masks and storing them in a plastic bag after replacing it is essentialGetty Images
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If you plan to travel, in addition to taking all doses of the vaccine and taking the vaccination card with you, Fiocruz recommends that you take the test 2 or 3 days before the tour.Reproduction / Instagram
To protect yourself when traveling on the subway, bus, or plane, wash your hands with soap and water if possible, or use gel alcohol. Don’t forget a mask with a good seal. PFF2 is most suitableMarko Geber / Getty Images
If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, have been in contact with an infected person in the last 14 days, or if you have a positive diagnosis, do not look for other people. Stay home and take care! This attitude is important for everyone’s health.Daniel Allan / Getty Images
InfoGripe influenza A records represent 2.9% of samples in the last four weeks. Influenza B cases account for only 0.5% of records.
According to Marcelo Gomes, the coordinator of InfoGrip, a network of laboratories across the country should be aware of the possible increase in SARS cases in the adult population in order to correctly identify which viruses are involved in the disease, especially in Covid virus isolation. and influenza A.
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