Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2000 - Yellow fever in Brazil - Update 2

24 January 2000

Disease Outbreak Reported

Since the beginning of the year, 61 suspected cases of yellow fever have been reported. Five have been laboratory confirmed, 8 discarded and for 48 the lab results are pending. Among the 5 confirmed cases one was detected in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro County), two have been identified in the State of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo City and Campinas counties). These 3 cases were infected in Alto Paraíso county, State of Goiás, the same place of infection of 2 cases in residents of Brasília reported in late December 1999. The other 2 confirmed cases (both fatal) were reported by the Goiás State in residents of Doverlândia and Goiás Velho Counties, both in Goiás.

Active surveillance is in place throughout the country. All 5 confirmed cases are represent sylvatic transmission of yellow fever virus. There is no evidence of urban transmission.

Yellow Fever in Brazil- 2000

Epidemiological Weeks: 1 - 3

Number of cases investigated:61
Confirmed Cases: 5

Number of cases discarded:8

Number of cases under investigation:48

Confirmed Cases

Reporting

State

Reporting

County

Place of

Infection

Confirmed

Cases

Deaths

São Paulo

2

0

São Paulo Alto Paraíso, State of Goiás

1

0

Campinas Alto Paraíso, State of Goiás

1

0

Rio de Janeiro

1

0

Rio de Janeiro Alto Paraíso, State of Goiás

1

0

Goiás

2

2

Doverlândia Doverlândia, State of Goiás

1

1

Goiás Velho Goiás Velho, State of Goiás

1

1

TOTAL

5

2

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