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Ministry of Health confirms 3 new suspected cases of coronavirus in Brazil

Three Brazilian states registered suspicion of the new coronavirus. Ministry of Health monitors the situation

O Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday (28) that there are three new suspected cases of coronavirus Chinese (2019-nCo) in Brazil. One was registered in So Leopoldo (RS), another in Curitiba (PR) is at Belo Horizonte (MG). This is the second time that BH registers suspicion of coronavirus. The first alert occurred on January 22, but the contamination was ruled out.

In Rio Grande do Sul, the Ministry had informed that the possible victim was from Porto Alegre. However, soon there was an update to the registration in the Metropolitan Region of the capital gacha, in So Leopoldo. The three new cases are monitored by health agents in Brazil.

Patients met the current definition of a suspected case for nCoV-2019 (the new coronavirus), established by the World Health Organization (WHO), that is, they had fever and, at least one respiratory sign or symptom, and traveled to the local broadcast in the last 14 dayssays the note from Ministry of Health.

Coronavirus: risk rating

Brazil entered level 2 (imminent danger) for the new CoronavrusBrazil entered level 2 (imminent danger) for the new Coronavrus

With the three records, the Ministry of Health raised the risk rating for the country. Until last Monday, January 27, Brazil was in the level one, which means alert. Now, it is worth level two: imminent danger. The classification goes up to the level three (public health emergency), which is triggered when there are confirmed cases in the country.

  • Level 1 – alert
  • Level 2 – imminent danger
  • Level 3 – public health emergency
Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta during a press conference to update the bulletin on China's new coronavirus Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta during a press conference to update the bulletin on China's new coronavirus

According to Luiz Henrique Mandetta, Minister of Health, Brazil is prepared if there are confirmed records of the new coronavirus in the country. We have a robust surveillance system, admittedly robust, which has already gone through three very intense moments: SARS, Influenza and Zika. On all occasions our health system responded very wellsaid the head of the portfolio.

During a press conference on Tuesday (28), the minister advised that travel to China should be made in cases of extreme need.

Symptoms

The new virus causes fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, among othersThe new virus causes fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, among others

The new coronavirus has flu-like symptoms and pneumonia. The virus can cause fever and difficulty breathing in less severe cases. However, the condition can worsen for severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure.

THE World Health Organization (WHO) it is recommended to wash your hands thoroughly, cover your mouth and nose every time you sneeze, and cook foods such as eggs and meat well.

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