DIVE / SC's Surveillance Directorate for Disease Surveillance (DIVE / SC) reported that since the fever was supposed to be a yellow fever, a joint investigation was carried out between the Mafra Health Regional Authority and the Municipal Health Secretariat of the State Department of Health. Itainopolis, using the Protocol for the Study of Yellow Fever Death in the Ministry of Health (MS). The research was sent by the Central Laboratory of Public Health (LACEN) in Santa Catarina.
To avoid new cases, a yellow fever vaccination campaign was conducted within two kilometers of the patient's home, with a total of 492 doses. After confirmation of death, the demand for vaccines is also rising in healthcare facilities.
The first confirmed human yellow fever death was in a 36-year-old unvaccinated patient living in Joinville on March 12th. Previously, Santa Catarina did not report cases of yellow fever in humans since 1966.