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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2011 Mar-Apr;44(2):252-3.

[Overdose of yellow fever vaccine in the Southern region of Brazil].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Controle de Infecção e Epidemiologia Hospitalar, Hospital Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz do Sul, RS. carneiromarcelo@yahoo.com.br

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Yellow fever is a preventable disease when using a safe, effective vaccine.

METHODS:

A prospective clinical follow-up of 49 people who received an overdose of the wrong vaccine against yellow fever during the 2009 outbreak in a rural area of the Vale do Rio Pardo, State of Rio Grande do Sul.

RESULTS:

During 45 days of clinical follow-up, only 1 (2.1%) case presented manifestations of a possible acute viscerotropism as an adverse postvaccination event.

CONCLUSIONS:

In the group of people monitored following an overdose of anti-yellow fever vaccine, observation confirmed almost total absence of adverse events.

PMID:
21552746
DOI:
10.1590/s0037-86822011000200025
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