New Sesab report confirms double cases of Oropouche Fever in Bahia

New Sesab report confirms double cases of Oropouche Fever in Bahia
New Sesab report confirms double cases of Oropouche Fever in Bahia
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Just a week after releasing data that showed nine cases of Oropouche Fever, in Bahia, throughout the year, the State Health Department (Sesab) confirmed, this Tuesday (2), that 19 cases were detected in municipalities in Bahia . They are all part of the same period investigated by the department.

Of the total, nine are in the city of Valença, in the south of Bahia, and ten are in the municipality of Laje, in the Jiquiriçá Valley. In the last report, the department had informed that the notifications are atypical, as the disease is not considered endemic in the region. No direct transmission between people was recorded.

Sesab reported that even with confirmed cases, there is no indication of an imminent threat to public health, considering the non-epidemic nature of the virus in the region. The State Epidemiological Surveillance Directorate is carrying out additional investigations to better understand the scenario of this disease in Bahia.

Oropouche Fever is a viral disease transmitted in the urban environment by Culicoides paraensis, known as maruim or sandfly. Symptoms include fever, headache and muscle pain, similar to those of other arboviruses, which highlights the importance of an accurate diagnosis.

There is no specific treatment for Oropouche Fever, with clinical management focused on relieving symptoms. The health agency reinforced the importance of laboratory diagnosis for effective monitoring of cases and highlights epidemiological surveillance actions to monitor the situation.

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The article is in Portuguese

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