A strategy action from the Cievs/Pernambuco in response to the emergency on congenital syndrome associated to Zika virus infection: An integrative action

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Objectives: to describe the strategy action from the Centro de Informações Estratégicas de Vigilância em Saúde (Cievs/PE) (Strategic Information on Health Surveillance Center) in response to the emergency on Congenital Syndrome associated to Zika virus infection (CSZ) in Pernambuco State between 2015 and 2016. Methods: description performed on the strategies and activities developed by Cievs/PE during the important international public health emergency related to CSZ. Results: participated in detecting suspected CSZ cases; participated in elaborating clinical epidemiological protocols; developed electronic forms to notify CSZ cases and pregnant women with exanthema rashes; prepared epidemiological reports; developed a website about the emergency on the Cievs/PE website; insert the occurrence in the Comitê de Avaliação e Monitoramento de Eventos (CAME) (Committee to Assess and Monitor Occurrence); resolution of demands during readiness; technical visits from National and International institutions. The actions developed by the Cievs/PE were fundamental in detecting and following-up on 2,073 CSZ cases. 390 cases were confirmed (18.1%) and 1,413 were discarded (65.6%), and 4,467 pregnant women had exanthema rash. Conclusions: the action from the Cievs/PE allowed to employ timely strategies on preparation and response in a qualified and cooperative way to face public health emergency on CSZ's.

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de Lima, S. S., Sivini, M. A. V. C., de Oliveira, R. de C., Lima, P. M. S., de Azevedo, B. A. S., Dias, C. C., … Albuquerque, L. C. (2018). A strategy action from the Cievs/Pernambuco in response to the emergency on congenital syndrome associated to Zika virus infection: An integrative action. Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil, 18(2), 437–442. https://doi.org/10.1590/1806-93042018000200010

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