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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

Print version ISSN 1679-4974On-line version ISSN 2237-9622

Abstract

FARIA, Shirley Cristiane Ramalho Bueno de  and  MOURA, Ana Débora Assis. Family Health Strategy team action against the measles epidemic in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.3, e2018208.  Epub May 18, 2020. ISSN 2237-9622.  https://doi.org/10.5123/s1679-49742020000300001.

Objective:

to report on Family Health Strategy action at a Primary Health Care Unit in addressing the measles epidemic in Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

Methods:

the actions were carried out between September 2013 and December 2015; nineteen suspected measles cases were registered, three of which were confirmed: two children under 1 year old and one 27-year-old man.

Results:

16,726 people between 5 and 29 years old were vaccinated, vaccination coverage in the target population was 82.6%; 101% coverage was achieved among children aged 5 to 11 and 76.8% coverage of people aged 12 to 29.

Conclusion:

the strategies used contributed to achieving the vaccination coverage target in the target population, resulting in the population registered in the Health Unit catchment area falling into the category of low risk of measles transmission.

Keywords : Measles; Epidemics; Surveillance; Immunization; Family Health Strategy.

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