- It emphasizes the importance of using the vaccine before traveling to areas where there are cases of this disease
Although in Mexico there were no autochthonous cases of measles since 1995 As a result of high vaccination coverage, the Ministry of Health issued a series of recommendations to people who travel or return from countries with epidemics of this disease, such as Canada, the United States, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina and the Bahamas, as well as Romania, Italy, Poland, France and Austria.
Among the measures that need to be taken is to review the national health book of each person to travel, to check if he has received the vaccine against that illness, and in case he does not go to his / her application in the health system in which he / she has right. , said Deputy Director of State Epidemiology, Alejo Mendes Hernandez.
If you need this immunization, it should be done at least 14 days before the trip, but it is also important that while staying or transiting in countries with a measles epidemic, people often do a hand washing, avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth, and covering the tissue or angle hands when you cry or cough, he said.
Mendez Hernandez explained that the vaccination scheme in Mexico implies two safe and free vaccines against measles, those double viral and triple viral. The last two applications have been envisaged, one at the age of 12 months or before the sixth year of life, and the other at the age of six years or after entering the elementary school.
A state official explained that the measles are characterized by fever, a rash on the face and neck that is then spread to the whole body, redness, nasal congestion, cough, small mouth positions, which is transmitted by direct contact with drops. from the nose, mouth or throat of the infected person. Its complications can cause irreversible neurological damage and even cause fatal consequences. If there is any doubt, people can contact the Epidemiological and Health Intelligence Unit with telephone number 01 (800) 00 44 800.
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