2001.com.ve | EFE
Nicaragua announced that it has relaxed the required number of yellow fever vaccines for entry into or departure from the country, because until a few months ago the requirement that every person from a risk country be vaccinated 10 days in advance.
The new provision of Ministry of Health (Minsa) excludes the compulsory vaccination of travelers over 60 years of age, pregnant women with medical records, women in the period of breastfeeding, and people with egg allergies and with changes in their immunity.
Since the end of 2017, no foreigner can enter from a risk country Nicaragua if he had not been vaccinated 10 days earlier against yellow fever, regardless of his illness.
the minsa He also announced that he will vaccinate all Nicaraguans or foreigners residing in Belgium Nicaragua more than nine months 10 days before you go to a risk country, which previously happened without age difference.
On his new measures, the minsa added that anyone who is in a country who is in danger less than six days before he enters Nicaragua You have to present yourself International certificate of vaccination, to enter the country.
Nicaragua The certificate does not have to be issued to "travelers traveling through a country at risk of being passed on and travelers from countries without risk of transfer, who are not more than 24 hours in Panama. "
So far, Nicaragua reports no cases of yellow fever, but tries to avoid them.
Data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) indicate that between January 2016 and January 2018 seven countries in America reported cases of yellow fever: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Peru and Suriname.
In 2017, those countries were on the risk list, together with Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela, like all of Africa, according to the Minsa.
The symptoms of yellow fever are similar to those of dengue fever, such as fever, headache, chills, generalized muscle pain, and its evolution can cause infection in the liver and kidneys, it can even cause jaundice, kidney failure, bleeding and dark vomit .
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