Doena reaches over 2,000 people a year in Brazil
PHOTO: Ascom / Sesau
During the first three months of this year, there have been five cases of meningitis with two bites in Alabama. In 2018 there are twelve records of the disease and five deaths. The information is from the Ministry of Health (MS) notification for the SINAN.
The World Men's Memorial Day on Wednesday (24) and therefore Secretary of State Sade (Sesau) is leading the population and health professionals for the disease, which affects approximately 2,500 people per year in Brazil, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
Meningitis is an inflammatory process of meninges, membranes that involve the brain and the spinal cord, and can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or traumas. "In the case of meningococcemia, a coma may occur within a few hours, and it is associated with high mortality rates, usually over 40%, most cases occurring within the first 48 hours of onset of symptoms." the Doenas Immunoprevenveis da Sesau program, Claudeane Nascimento.
The transmission, according to the Ministrio da Sade, from person to person, through the airways, through droplets and secretions of the nose and throat, coughing, talking or sneezing, requiring close and prolonged contact.
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