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  • Brazil - MoH: 863 confirmed for microcephaly and other nervous system disorders, suggestive of congenital infection - March 16, 2016

    Registration Date: 16/03/2016 16:03:43 the amended 16/03/2016 16:03:54 the
    REPORT CARD

    Microcephaly: 4,268 suspected cases remain under investigation


    They have been investigated and classified 2,212 cases and 863 confirmed for microcephaly and other disorders of the central nervous system. Other 1,349 cases were disposed

    The Ministry of Health and the states investigating 4,268 suspected cases of microcephaly across the country.This represents 65.9% of reported cases. The new report released on Wednesday (16) points out, also, that 2,212 cases were investigated and classified, and 1,349 discarded and 863 confirmed for microcephaly and other nervous system disorders, suggestive of congenital infection. The data presented in the report follow International Convention for Distribution of epidemiological data Week epidemiologic adopted by the World Health Organization (wHO), which are counted from Sunday to Saturday. In all, 6,480 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported since the start of the investigation on 22 October last year and registered by March 12. This number brings together both the notifications that met the definitions of the previous protocols, such as notifications with the new standards adopted since the March 9, which set the head circumference equal to or less than 31.9 cm for boys and for girls, equal . or less than 31.5 cm, to identify suspected cases of babies with microcephaly the 863 confirmed cases occurred in 327 municipalities located in 19 Brazilian states: Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do North, Sergipe, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Pará, Rondônia, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Rio Grande do Sul. Already 1,349 cases were discarded because of normal examinations or submit microcefalias and / or changes in the central nervous system by an infectious causes. it should be noted that the Ministry of Health is investigating all cases of microcephaly and other disorders of the central nervous system, informed by the states and the possible relationship with the Zika virus and other congenital infections . Microcephaly can be caused by various infectious agents beyond Zika as Syphilis, Toxoplasmosis, Other Infectious Agents, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Viral. The Northeast region has 79.5% of reported cases, and Pernambuco continues with the most cases remain under investigation (1226), followed by the states of Bahia (622), Paraíba (419), Rio de Janeiro (296), Rio Grande do Norte (277), Ceará (263), Maranhão (149), Sao Paulo (149), Tocantins (111), Mato Grosso (107) and Alagoas (104). in all, 182 deaths were reported by microcephaly and / or alteration of the central nervous system after birth (stillbirth) or during pregnancy (miscarriage or stillbirth). Of these, 40 were confirmed to microcephaly and / or alteration of the central nervous system. Another 124 are still under investigation and 18 have been discarded. Of the total confirmed cases of microcephaly, 97 were reported by specific laboratory criteria for Zika virus. However, the Ministry of Health points out that this figure does not represent adequately the total number of cases related to the virus. The folder considers that there was infection Zika most of the mothers who had babies, whose final diagnosis was microcephaly. To date, are with indigenous circulation of Zika virus 23 Brazilian states: Goiás, Minas Gerais, Federal District, Mato Grosso South, Roraima, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, Sergipe, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná. the Ministry of Health advises pregnant women to adopt measures to reduce the presence of Aedes aegypti, with the elimination of breeding sites , and protect themselves from mosquito exposure, keeping doors and closed or screened windows, wear pants and long - sleeved shirt and use repellents allowed to pregnant women. Distribution of reported cases of microcephaly by UF until March 12, 2016


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