Gabriel Lima Silva, 13 years old, died of meningitis after 23 days of hospitalization in the ICU of the University Hospital in Jundiaí, São Paulo.
It was difficult to diagnose because his symptoms were non-specific, such as headache, stiff neck and fever. He was taken to the hospital 5 times in one week time and was being treated for sinusitis. Infectious disease specialist Rosana Richtmann, a physician at the Emílio Ribas Institute of Infectious Diseases, in São Paulo said, “Some parents think they don’t need it, that the disease no longer exists because, in fact, we see fewer people getting sick, but this is because of vaccination”.
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