Fever’s southerly trend over Brazil

Rates of yellow fever infection have been significantly lower during the current high transmission season (December–May) when compared to the past two years (2016/7: 778 cases, 262 deaths; 2017/8: 1,376 cases, 483 deaths). PAHO reports that of the 50 cases this season, the majority of São Paulo’s 46 cases were recorded in the south of the state while the four cases in Paraná were from eastern districts. The agency also noted that the location of the cases and epizootics ‘indicates the progression of transmission towards the Southeast and South regions of the country, with the possibility of reaching bordering countries such as Argentina and Paraguay’. Read More.

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