9 jul. 2018

El Ministerio de Salud advierte que existe un alto riesgo de retorno de la poliomielitis en 312 ciudades brasileñas.

El peligro de reintroducción de la polio en Brasil fue discutido en la reunión de la Comisión Intergestores Tripartita (CIT), que reúne al Ministerio de Salud y representantes de estados y municipios.

Las bajas cubiertas vacunales, principalmente en niños menores de cinco años, encendieron una luz roja en el país. El Ministerio de Salud alertó que 312 municipios brasileños están con cobertura vacunal por debajo del 50% para la poliomielitis.

Ministry of Health warns of high risk of return of poliomyelitis in 312 Brazilian cities

The warning was made in a meeting with government and municipal health secretaries. "This is a very serious situation," says coordinator of the immunization program Carla Domingues.

Municipalities who failed to reach 50% of the vaccination coverage have the highest risk of polio. "A city with these indicators has all the conditions to re-dispatch the disease in our country. It will be a disaster for health as a whole.



Ministério da Saúde adverte haver alto risco de retorno da poliomielite em 312 cidades brasileiras

O perigo de reintrodução da polio no Brasil foi discutido na reunião da Comissão Intergestores Tripartite (CIT), que reúne o Ministério da Saúde e representantes de estados e municípios.

As baixas coberturas vacinais, principalmente em crianças menores de cinco anos, acenderam uma luz vermelha no país. Ministério da Saúde alertou que 312 municípios brasileiros estão com cobertura vacinal abaixo de 50% para a poliomielite.

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Il Ministero della Salute avverte che esiste un alto rischio di ritorno della poliomielite in 312 città brasiliane

Il rischio di reintrodurre la polio in Brasile è stato discusso durante la riunione del Comitato di Interartita Tripartita (CIT), che riunisce il Ministero della Salute e rappresentanti di stati e comuni.

Una bassa copertura vaccinale, specialmente nei bambini sotto i cinque anni, ha fatto scoppiare una luce rossa nel paese. Il Ministero della Salute ha avvertito che 312 comuni brasiliani sono sotto il 50% di copertura vaccinale per la poliomielite.

1 jul. 2018

Lola Corrales was born in Madrid, Spain in August 1958. Lola suffered of polio at the age of 13 months, during an epidemic.

She was not vaccinated, because Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975) only used Salk anti polio vaccine for rich and friends of the Government, but not for the rest of the population. Besides, Franco's dictatorship was the opinion “Salk vaccine is not good, because cause polio”.

In autumn 1998, Lola Corrales knew through internet about the post-polio syndrome, since the Spanish Administration (the Ministry of Health, among others), although already knew the existence of the Post-Polio Syndrome, kept silence about it. Afterwards she worked one and a half year with a polio survivors group.

Asociación Afectados de Polio y Síndrome Post-Polio was established by Lola Corrales and eight other polio survivors in February 2000. Since then, the Association has achieved national dimension and has changed the lives of many people with polio.

We have addressed several proposals to the Spanish Parliament, as well as several written questions to the Council and Commission of the EU. Furthermore interviews in television, radio and newspapers, all related to the polio and post-polio syndrome.

In December 2003, we have also filed a criminal complaint before the Criminal Court in Madrid, regarding felony for intentional injury that brings about the polio and post-polio syndrome, which was admitted by the Trial Court, having appreciated indications of crime. After a lengthy process, in April 2008, the Provincial Court of Madrid decided the provisional dismissal and file of the case, but mentioning the important historical information contained in the complaint.

Currently several members of the Association, have individually filed complaints before the National Court, Supreme Court, Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights. 

Since 2000, Lola Corrales is President of the Asociación Afectados de Polio y Síndrome Post-Polio.

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@LolaCorralesP es el twitter de Lola Corrales, Presidenta de la AsociaciónAfectados de Polio y Síndrome Post-Polio.

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