Due to the yellow fever plague in Brazil, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry recommends its citizens to get a vaccination if they plane to visit this country, as the press office of the Foreign Ministry reported.
“Due to the epidemic outbreak of the yellow fever plague in Brazil, including the Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry recommend Ukrainian citizens, who travel in Brazil (in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Amapá, Mato Grosso, Pará) to take preventive measures in time to minimize possible risk of the infection,” the message says.
It was noted that tourists are not obliged to get a vaccination against yellow fever when they travel to Brazil (except the tourists who travel from Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo).
Yet, the World Health Organization is intensively informing the tourists about the necessity of the vaccination against this virus.
The message says, that children of up to nine months, pregnant women and people with a nasty form of a protein allergy or a severe immunodeficiency are not to be vaccinated.
“Ukrainian citizens, who are in Brazil, can be vaccinated in the medical center in the country. If someone is diagnosed with this disease we recommend Ukrainian citizens apply to the medical center to receive medical treatment,” the Foreign Ministry added.
The yellow fever – is a virus disease, transmitted to the person by Aedes or Haemogogus mosquito bite.