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Another monkey is found dead in Itaiópolis on the Northern Plateau

Capuchin monkey found dead in the Iracema Itaiópolis region / Press release / Department of Health

This is the second animal found in the region in less than 24 hours.

On Wednesday, 25 years, another dead monkey was found in Iracema, Itaiópolis. It was the second animal found in less than 24 hours in the same village. Another case of the howling monkey was reported on Tuesday 24.

Genetic material from both animals was collected by the municipal health department team and sent for yellow fever diagnostic analysis. However, the guidelines for city residents in the region have been strengthened to get a yellow fever vaccine.

"Monkeys don't spread yellow fever to humans, they are the first to get sick, so they warn us of danger!"

Report the following to the Municipal Health Department immediately:

– Monkey carcasses, including bones
– A sick monkey
– Dead monkey

– Do not touch or bury the animal.
– Keep children and other animals away.
– Wait for the health technician to arrive.

The vaccine is the most effective resource for preventing this disease. It is free and available in all basic health units.


In June, a 40-year-old man living in Itaiópolis died of yellow fever. He had no vaccination data in the National Vaccination Program Information System (SIPNI) and died on June 29. The results of the epidemiological investigation, together with the laboratory confirmation of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Paraná, a reference for Santa Catarina, confirm the second native death case registered in this state.

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