At least 259 people have died since the beginning of the year due to the outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil, described as one of the largest in recent decades in the country, the Ministry of Health announced.

The states most affected by the outbreak are Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, with 488 and 234 confirmed cases, respectively
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At least 259 people have died since the beginning of the year due to the outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil, described as one of the largest in recent decades in the country, the Ministry of Health announced.

From the start of the outbreak last December, until Wednesday, May 10, 259 deaths were confirmed due to yellow fever in 116 municipalities in the country, and 47 other deaths were still being investigated, while 115 were discarded Because they are due to other causes.

According to the Ministry of Health, Brazil is experiencing the largest outbreak of yellow fever in recent decades, with 756 confirmed cases and other potential 622 cases under analysis.

The states most affected by the outbreak are Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, with 488 and 234 confirmed cases, respectively.

Of the 3,175 notifications received by health agencies, almost half (1,797) were, in effect, discarded after laboratory analysis, according to the latest Brazilian Ministry of Health bulletin.

 

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