Brazilian Outbreaks

Oct 7, 2010 | healthmap | Outbreak News

In Brazil, a measles outbreak continues through the state of Paraíba, in the cities of: João Pessoa (32 confirmed cases), Santa Rita (3 confirmed cases), Conde (1 confirmed case) and Bayeux (1 confirmed case) , with a total of 37 confirmed cases and 86 suspected cases. Measles is highly contagious and the outbreak has placed Pernambuco state (Paraíba’s neighbor to the south) and Rio Grandedo Norte (Paraíba’s neighbor to the north) on high alert.

An outbreak of Chicken Pox continues through the Federal District of Brazil in addition to the cities of Araraquara, Guarujá, Riberão Preto, São Paulo in São Paulo state, worrying the interior municipalities of the state of São Paulo.

In Bahía state, meningitis C caused the death of a ten-year old girl in Porto Seguro.

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