São Paulo has the 2 nd confirmed measles case



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SAO PAULO – A patient who came from Malta is the second confirmed case of measles in the capital. The first was a five-month-old baby who traveled to Norway and contracted the disease. This year, the city monitors 35 suspected cases after four years without any occurrence.

In a statement, the Municipal Health Department did not give details about the two patients with the disease, but said there is no autochthonous case (when the person picks up the disease where he lives).

On Friday morning, Health teams vaccinated door-to-door at offices on Avenida Paulista and Santa Cecilia (central region).

The state government does not confirm records of the disease. However, the City of Santos (72 km of SP) recorded an autochthonous case of measles in the city – a girl, 4 years old. In February, the state Health Department registered 21 cases of measles in the crew of the MSC Seaview cruise, which docked at the port of the county.

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