Epidemiological Profile of Pertusis from 2008 to 2014 of 6th Regional Management of Health, State of Paraíba, Brazil
Introduction: Pertussis is an acute disease of the respiratory tract, has global distribution and occurs endemically with epidemic cycles every 2-5 years. It can occur at any time of year and at any stage of life, but mainly affects children under six months. It is observed the resurgence of the disease in Brazil even in places with high proportion of vaccine coverage.
Objective: The research aimed to identify the epidemiological profile of pertussis in period from 2008 to 2014 in the municipalities linked to 6th Regional Management of Health from Paraiba.
Method: The study is characterized as descriptive epidemiological from secondary data by a quantitative approach, it was used for data collection the database of 6th GRS and SINAN.
Results: The results show suspected cases reported in seven municipalities, higher incidence of female, white color and less than a year old, all cases in children under six months, with severe symptoms of the disease with a significant incidence of hospitalization in this age group.
Conclusion: Pertussis is still present in the region, it is necessary to maintain high vaccination coverage, the survey suggests that the laboratory test be respected because more than half of the suspected cases did not perform and improve the quality of information from the appropriate filling of the plug notification.
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