Sergio Cortes: Tackling Emerging Issues in Brazilian Healthcare

Brazil’s healthcare system has its set of issues. Some of these are unique to the country while others affect the entire developing world. Let’s look at the Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika viruses for instance which are being transmitted by the deadly Aedes aegypti. Dr. Sergio Cortes of sergiocortesofficial and other Brazilian health experts¬† have diagnosed many cases of the transmission.

It was observed that the three viruses share a host of symptoms. Patients complain of muscle, body and eye sores and fever. They have also been found to cause the appearance of reddish spots on the skin. The ability of the disease to spread through mosquito bites makes diagnosis harder. However, muscle and eye aches are synonymous with dengue virus. Read more at http://noticias.r7.com/dino/brasil/dr-sergio-cortes-ensina-como-diferenciar-os-sintomas-da-dengue-e-do-zika-virus-04012016.

The healthcare sector in Brazil has got going in the way of research to establish whether it’s possible for a human to carry a combination of two or more of the viruses at once. Elsewhere, there is hope in efforts to find a vaccine or prevention for the viruses. Dr. Sergio Cortes has been on the front line of efforts to study and suppress the viruses. He cites that mouth hydration and intravenous methods should be used during treatment.

Sergio Cortes has always been busy, a trait that comes with the demanding career. Recently, he had been part of the task force to solve the flooding crisis in Xerem. Medical practitioners had been on high alert as stagnant flood waters raised risks of the spread of viruses such as Zika and dengue. These concerns prompted the surgeon to make an official visit to the most affected Xerem area as reported on Extra.com. See article http://extra.globo.com/noticias/rio/o-secretario-de-saude-sergio-cortes-acompanha-situacao-de-xerem-7208972.html.

During the visit as Secretary of Health for Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cortes on crunchbase inspected a Dengue hydration center set up to respond to rising cases. The center could accommodate 300 patients at once. He later told the media that his department was going all out to contain the situation and that they had done everything possible. Also, the affected Brazilians were receiving medical supplies, food, shelter and most importantly bolted water and sanitation facilities.

In a session with the flood victims, Sergio Cortes called for calm and compliance with health and camp standards to reduce risks of contamination and spread. For an understanding of Dr. Cortes’ credentials visit his LinkedIn page. As for social media, his Twitter provides latest updates on such health situations.