So Paulo State
So Paulo State
Those who have not yet vaccinated against yellow fever and plan to go to the coast of Sao Paulo by the end of the year should take the vaccine ten days before the start of the journey.
This health secretary on Tuesday, the 6th quarter, took into account the virus circulation in the large coastal zone, from Ubatuba, in the extreme north, to Cananeia, in the extreme south, including the Ribeira valley.
"We have been a recent infected person in Caraguatatuba and in the last 40 days there have been a number of cases of dead monkeys, a forest-covered area and the virus has spread to these countries," said the director of the Epidemiological Observatory from Regiane de Paula.
According to the State Tourism Secretariat, about 10 million visitors must arrive on the Sao Paulo coast at the beginning of March 2019 from the holidays this month to the carnival. "Those who plan to go to this region should evaluate the vaccine situation and take the vaccine, if not." This also applies to people in the region, and municipalities have intensified vaccination, but low-coverage municipalities.
She said the coverage on the north coast is over 85%, while Baixada Santista is 55%. "It's incredible that people resist vaccination, even knowing the risk," said Regiane.
On Monday, March 5th, the Adolph Lutz Institute confirmed the accumulation of yellow fever in the region. The victim, a 26-year-old man who refused to take the vaccine, was infected in a rural area where he worked in Caraguatatuba. According to the director of Vigilance, the current pre-season period, as the seasonal nature of the disease lasts from December to May, but there are cases that have aggravated the need for people to seek vaccination. "All the municipalities were provided with vaccines, but at that time they were given priority to those who travel to areas with already registered cases or risk because they have forests."
Advertising company Daniel Guedes from Sorocaba has already done homework. The family was immunized with a trip to Ilhable, on the north coast. "We have recently been in Corumb (MS) and Bolivia, and in this case we have already guaranteed the vaccine," he said. Business manager Vincius Simao often travels to Santos, where his girlfriend, Dora Martins, attends a university. "We are vaccinated during the campaign at the beginning of the year."
The Santos Prefecture partially contested the Secretariat's data, which indicates a low coverage in the region. "The secretariat takes into account the recent campaigns in this region, but in Santos we had very extensive previous campaigns. The person who received the entire vaccine dose five years ago is immunized and not counted. Using our analysis, we have about 90% of the population vaccinated," said Sades Secretary Fabio Ferraz. He fears that the warnings will affect tourism.
The city of Caraguatatuba has stated that even after vaccination, more than 95% of the population continues vaccination from home to home in the outermost regions.
CEV Director says that from now on it will increase the flow of visitors to the park's areas, with waterfalls and caves located mainly in the Ribeira valley. The region concentrates the main Atlantic forests and the virus circulates around it. "We had positive cases for some urban residents and infected monkeys Juqui and Pedro de Toledo." Information is from the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.