On November 8, a woman from Lima arrived at Latam 639 with fever above 38 degrees. After the necessary tests, the health authorities confirmed that this was the case of goddesses.
To date, Seremi Healthy has confirmed that 183 contacts have been identified in the case, between aliens and Chileans. Other people are in contact.
They also pointed out that, when identifying contacts, they will verify their vaccination status and ask for vaccinations for different health centers with whom coordination has been established, if necessary.
And while continuing to search for people who have had contact with the affected, there is another group of Chileans who should be warned.
As Seremi de Salud RM, Rosa Oiarce, explained, "it's about travelers who want to leave the country and who were born between 1971 and 1981 and who, in addition, have no history that they were then given two vaccine doses. from 12 months of life. "
The same measure applies to children who travel and who are older than 1 year, and also children under the age of 7 who have only 1 dose, who must be vaccinated at least 2 weeks before the trip. Babies older than 6 months may also be inoculated, as recommended by Seremi de Salud.
Carlos Perez, an infectious disease specialist at the University of China's School of Medicine, said it was "important that the vaccine should be administered 10 days before it travels to produce antibodies, otherwise it will not be protected."
He added that "I need to get reinforcements for free, as the state delivers it."
Only Health Seremi RM has discovered that "to approach immunization must attend all public or private vaccinations in an arrangement, presenting some evidence of travel, such as a card or other document, with medical assistance when needed."
The same Seremi pointed out that there are higher risk destinations (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) where it is recommended to travel with two vaccine doses (usually the entire population receives them when they receive one year and the first primary school system).
In the US in 2018, a total of 11 countries have so far confirmed 8,717 cases, while in the last month 18 countries of the European Union (EU) had an epidemic of smallpox.