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Yellow fever: three other monkeys dead in Paraná

By NewsDesk @ bactiman63

In a monitoring of the yellow fever epizootic situation in the state of Paraná, Brazil, the State Department of Health reported three more deaths of infected monkeys (epizootics) that occurred in the municipality of Palmas, in the 7th regional health zone, in Pato Branco, in the southwest of the state.

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The epidemiological surveillance period for yellow fever in Paraná began in July 2020 and continues until June of this year. The State has so far registered 104 declarations of animal diseases in 23 municipalities. There have been 14 confirmed monkey deaths from yellow fever virus; 7 are under investigation, 41 have been ruled out and 42 have arisen for undetermined causes.

Regarding yellow fever in humans, the period does not include any confirmed cases. There were 15 notifications; 11 have already been rejected and 4 are still under investigation.

“Paraná is considered an area of ​​viral circulation and that is why we monitor the presence of this virus daily, always remembering that the monkey does not transmit yellow fever. Similar to humans, these animals also get sick and die when bitten by the mosquito ( Sabethes and Hemagogus ) contaminated with the virus, ”Health Secretary Beto Preto said.

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