Health Ministry Confirms 2,753 Measles Cases in Brazil, 2,708 in São Paulo State

The ministry received notices of 20,292 suspected cases of the disease, of which 2,109 were discarded. The confirmed cases are concentrated in 13 states, the overwhelming majority being in the state of São Paulo.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Health Ministry reported yesterday, September 4th, that from June 9th to August 31st, 2,753 cases of measles were confirmed in Brazil. In that period, there were four deaths due to the complication of the patients' health condition, three in São Paulo and one in Pernambuco. According to Health Surveillance Secretary Wanderson Oliveira, three of the deaths were babies under the age of one.

Compared to the information released on Wednesday, August 28th, there was an increase of 18% in the number of people infected.

In total, the ministry received notification of 20,292 . . .

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