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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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CASALI, Fabiana Tambellini; MINUCCI, Gabriel Silvestre; MEIRA, Ana Lígia Passos  and  SOUZA, Luís Paulo Souza e. Analysis of the epidemiological characteristics of yellow fever in a state of southeastern Brazil. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2019, n.37, pp.50-65. ISSN 1409-4568.

The objective of this study was to analyze the epidemiological profile of yellow fever (YF) in Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. A cross-sectional study was raised, of type series of cases, with analysis of the notifications of between January 03, 2016 to July 08, 2017. 1,677 cases were reported, with 427 confirmed and 133 dead; with a lethality rate of 31,3%. It happened more in young men, rural occupation and low education. In 2016, 28 municipalities have epizootics and one confirmed death of monkey by YF. In 2017, 182 municipalities have notified and 142 confirmed. In the analysis period, the average vaccination coverage was less than 90% in 96% of Regional Health Units. High percentages of unfilled fields were found. It has a high number of cases in the period analyzed. It is concluded that it is important to consider the epidemiological profile of the disease in the State is important to direct the actions of control, moving efforts to the most vulnerable groups.

Keywords : Epidemiological-profile; Epidemiology-descriptive; Mandatory-reporting; Yellow-fever.

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