The Center for Epidemiological Surveillance confirmed this Friday (16) two new cases of spotted fever in the state of São Paulo. One of them is related to the events at Fazenda Santa Margarida, in Campinas, in the interior of São Paulo.
Since the beginning of the year, there are 19 cases of the disease in the state, with nine deaths. Five fatal cases have been confirmed since Monday (12), four of which are related to the outbreak in the Campinas region.
One of the confirmations released this Friday refers to a 38-year-old woman who was at the farm earlier this month, at Seu Jorge’s show, and is hospitalized.
This Friday, the cities of Jundiaí, Santa Isabel and Itupeva reported eight more suspected cases of spotted fever linked to events on the property in Campinas.
The second confirmed case is a 58-year-old American resident who died on June 8. According to surveillance, her case is unrelated to the outbreak and the likely site of infection is under investigation.
The Municipality of Americana, in turn, reported that the case is considered imported, as the origin would have been Limeira.
According to the prefecture, the woman started showing symptoms on June 4, including fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches and general prostration.
On the 7th, she sought medical attention at the Zanaga neighborhood emergency room, from where she was transferred to Dr. Waldemar Tebaldi. At the hospital, the condition worsened and the patient died the next day.
The municipal administration stated that it has strengthened measures to combat yellow fever in the city, such as the installation of more signs in places where there is a risk of ticks, and information campaigns on social networks.
Mariana Giordano, 36
Dentist, lived in Mooca, east zone of São Paulo. She went to feijoada do Rosa with her boyfriend, Douglas Pereira Costa, and ended up admitted to a private hospital in the capital on June 4th. She died last Thursday (8).
Douglas Pereira Costa, 42
Businessman and racing driver, he lived in Jundiaí (58 km from São Paulo). He went to feijoada at Joaquim Egídio’s farm with his girlfriend Mariana Giordano. On June 7th, he was admitted to a private hospital and died on the 8th.
Evelyn Karoline Santos, 28
Dentist, lived in Hortolândia (109 km from São Paulo). She participated in the same feijoada, which brought together about 3,500 people, and died on the 8th.
Erissa Santana, 16
Lived in Campinas. She was hospitalized last Friday (9). According to the city hall, the girl’s case had been notified to the State Health Surveillance as suspected of having spotted fever, dengue, leptospirosis or meningitis. However, the family only warned about her participation in the feijoada this Tuesday (13) when seeing the repercussions in the press. The young woman died that same day.
38 year old woman
His name was not disclosed. A resident of Campinas, she attended a concert by singer Seu Jorge, at the same farm, on June 3rd. She is admitted to a private hospital in the municipality.
- 40 year old woman; was at Feijoada do Rosa; hospitalized with suspected spotted fever
- seven patients with suspicion of the disease in Jundiaí; two were at the farm in Campinas
- four patients with suspicion of the disease in Santa Isabel
- six patients with suspicion of the disease in Itupeva; two were at an event in Santa Margarida