While we think 2021 will feel calmer, this isn’t the case. On Thursday, October 14, the World Health Organization announced that they had found yellow fever outbreaks in Venezuela.They asked the local authorities to get this vaccine as soon as possible.
WHO declares yellow fever epidemic in Venezuela
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), they found a yellow fever outbreak in Venezuela and confirmed seven cases by laboratory tests at September’s end.They added that 6 people in this group have not been vaccinated against the disease, which is also common in South America.
The World Organization highlighted the urgent need for increased vaccination coverage in this country due to the epidemic. This disease is more common for those who live near the Amazon, where they are more susceptible to Sabethes or Haemagogus..
They also recommended that all urban residents, including immigrants and indigenous communities, be vaccinated. Aedes Aegypti are more likely to bite them in the areas they live..
“The yellow fever vaccine is essential, especially in high risk endemic areas and where the ecosystem supports its spread,” said Dr. John G. Smith.WHO
They advise tourists to have their vaccinations before they enter Venezuela
A WHO recommendation states that all tourists aged over nine months should be immunized against the disease before they travel to Venezuela. They stated that the drug is safe for use for many decades and that a single dose of it is good for life..
The yellow fever outbreak did not cause any deaths, and three patients didn’t show symptoms. The symptoms of headache, eye discomfort, itchy skin, joint pain and eye pain were only felt by the other four participants.It was found in Monagas State, northeastern Venezuela.
Yellow fever, a hemorhagic illness caused by a virus transmitted via mosquitoes, can be found in humans as well as other primates. It is not a vaccineable disease, so there is no way to treat it. However, the risk of infection is high and could cause serious problems for those who aren’t vaccinated..
* Information from EFE