Health authorities in Rio have implemented a procedure for flights arriving from countries with recorded cases o N1H1. Planes will be parked away from the main terminal and passengers will be interviewed before deplaning.
AA 905 from Miami, which had two passengers with fever, was boarded by health officials wearing mask and gloves. It appears the passengers filled out forms so that they could be contacted if someone contracts N1H1.
Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo has Flu Teams assisting and orientating arriving passengers.
That time of year again!
Although overall dengue cases are down in 20 States compared to the same period last year, it has increased in the following States and in these specific communities:
Rio Branco, the capital
Macapá, the capital
Cities: Ilhéus, Ipiaú, Irecê, Jacobina, Jequié and Porto Seguro have declared emergencies. Federal health official will be implementing operations in these cities. Ilheus and Porto Seguro are tourist cities on the southern coast of Bahia. Jequié and Ipiaú are about 130 km from the coast. The other cities are in the interior of the State.
UPDATE: 30 Mar 09 – The state governement of Bahia declared an emergency in the following counties: Itabuna, Ilhéus, Ipiaú, Irecê, Jacobina, Jequié e Porto Seguro. The situation appears to be getting worse based on newspaper reports.
There have been 53 deaths from dengue in Bahia since the beginning of the year. The State Department of Health says it is the largest number of victims of dengue since statical reporting began in 1995.
Cities: Baixo Guandu, Serra, Nova Venécia and Vitória; the capital. Baixo Guandu is a a stop on the Belo Horizonte to Vitória passenger train. Serra is just North of Vitória.
Cities: Belo Horizonte, the capital, Coronel Fabriciano (on the way to Governador Valadares from BH) and Itanhomi (small, isolated town in the moutains).
Boa Vista, the capital
UPDATE: 3 Sept 09
My Niece came down with Dengue and is in the hospital. She will be ok, but gave the family a scare.
12 May 2008
The crisis is over in Rio…..until next year. I would like to think they will be better prepared, but don’t bank on it.
21 April 2008
15 April 2008
In the State of Rio de Janeiro 75,000+ cases registered and 83 deaths. The Secretary of Health says the epidemic is not under control, but treatment of patients has improved. The area worse affected has been the “Baixada” area of Rio, which is about 25 km from Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches.
11 April 2008
Hotel reservation in Rio are down 20%.
10 April 2008
To date, 75,399 cases of dengue have been reported. Deaths 79 of which 46 were in the city. In one week, there were 18,389 new cases in the State; 1,929 in the city. Children under 15 have had the highest number of deaths – 36.