Braganca announced the vaccination of health professionals

Updated 9/22 at 10:30 am

Yesterday (20), Em Pauta printed the report “Extreme decree ‘alert standing’ for meningitis; Braganca has had 3 deaths, noting a rise in instances and deaths from the illness lately.

According to the Municipal Health Department, in Braganca Paulista, in 2022, 17 confirmed instances of meningitis and three deaths had been reported. Currently there aren’t any hospitalized sufferers identified with this illness.

This Wednesday (21), the Department of Health announced that it’s going to start the meningococcal C vaccine-related vaccination of health professionals in the municipality, nonetheless, it has not but disclosed how and when this vaccination can be carried out.

According to an official observe, the epidemiological surveillance group of the Campinas area issued pointers for the vaccination of health staff. For youngsters and adolescents, routine immunization is adopted in 29 health models of the municipality, based on the schedule of National Immunization Program – PNI.

According to City Hall, this motion goals to extend safety towards the illness and “as quickly as GVE-Campinas updates info concerning immunization, it will likely be announced”.

M Pauta requested a gathering with Juliana Shevanin, head of the Department of Epidemiological Surveillance and Disease Control, for additional clarification on the illness.

This illness

According to Fiocruz, meningitis is an irritation of the meninges, the membranes surrounding the mind. The illness might be brought on by many sorts of microbes, together with meningococcus, the fundamental agent throughout epidemics. It is a severe illness that entails the central nervous system and may result in loss of life. The fundamental signs are: excessive fever, extreme headache, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness and typically pores and skin rash (like mosquito bites). In younger youngsters, there may be additionally a bulging fontanel (swollen tender spot). Although severe, bacterial meningitis is curable if identified rapidly and handled with acceptable antibiotics.


According to Fiocruz, the germ might be transmitted from one individual’s throat to a different by way of droplets from coughing, sneezing and kissing. Meningitis will not be at all times transmitted by sick people. Some individuals (often adults) who harbor meningococcus of their throats can transmit it with out turning into ailing: they’re so-called wholesome carriers. Meningitis impacts individuals of all ages, with youngsters underneath the age of 5 being mostly affected.


The fundamental ones are: early prognosis with hospitalization of symptomatic sufferers; Vaccination of individuals in shut contact with sick individuals (particularly inside the identical family); and vaccination of individuals at greater threat of growing the illness, corresponding to these with enlarged spleens (splenectomized), splenic dysfunction (practical asplenia in sickle cell anemia, thalassemia), or immunoglobulin and complement deficiencies.

Addition of Information:

After the publication of the report, the Department of Health reported that vaccination towards meningitis is just for health staff in Upas, SAMU and hospitals, and who’ve already acquired the dose. There isn’t any info on vaccination of different health staff.

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