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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2017-000026
Country: BRA Brazil
Date (YMD): 2017-3-14
Information Source:IFRC
Comments: On 24 January 2017, the National Liaison Centre for the International Health Regulations of Brazil (RSI for its acronym in Portuguese), which is an extension of WHO, provided updated information to PAHO/WHO on the country's yellow fever situation; the information that was provided showed that the geographic distribution of confirmed cases is expanding and that it not only includes the state of Minas Gerais, but also the states of Espírito Santo, São Paulo, and Rio Grande do Norte. In addition, cases are being investigated in the states of Bahía, Goias and Tocantis. According to epidemiological report number 27 from Brazil's Ministry of Health, 1,500 suspected cases of sylvatic yellow fever have been reported 1 December, 2016 to 6 March 2017; of these cases 371 (24.73 per cent) were confirmed, 163 (10.87 per cent) were ruled out and 966 (64.40 per cent) are still under investigation.
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