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Brazil saves more than eleven million vaccines against yellow fever

Brazil saves more than eleven million vaccines against yellow fever

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The Brazilian ministry of Health has 11.5 million vaccines against yellow fever ordered. Forty Brazilians that the disease had been coming died.

That, reports the BBC.

It is the largest outbreak of yellow fever in the South American country since 2000. Seventy of infections of the potentially life-threatening disease are known, and three hundred cases to be investigated.

Most cases are well-known in the rural areas of the state of Minas Gerais. The governor there has declared a state of emergency is declared for 180 days. Also in the neighboring states of Minas Gerais, such as Sao Paulo, are known cases.

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is an infectious disease caused by a virus that is carried by mosquitoes will spread. It is difficult to diagnose the disease and is often confused with other illnesses or flus.

A large part of Brazil is seen as a risk area for the disease. In the last few years, there are but a handful of cases of the disease known. The cause of the sudden increase in the number of cases is still unclear.

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