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Vaccines to travel to Caño Cristales

¿What vaccines are recommended to go to Caño Cristales?

The National Ministry of Health and Social Protection announced that all domestic and foreign travelers heading to the municipality of La Macarena, and nearby places should have a yellow fever vaccine. The yellow fever vaccine should be applied 10 days before the trip for the vaccine to take effect on the person and thus reduce the entire risk of acquiring this disease. The yellow fever vaccine is free and can be applied from the first year of age.

What is yellow fever and how to treat it?

It is a rapidly evolving infectious disease, this disease is caused by the yellow fever virus and is transmitted by different species of mosquitoes. After the bite approximately one week later, the patient may present with fever, headache, malaise, vomiting, yellow skin and body aches, after a slight improvement the patient worsens his symptoms until death.

To prevent it, you should apply the vaccine, which apart from being free does not reapply in 20 years. Medical treatment does not exist specifically for the disease. Only measures to combat fever and dehydration can be carried out. In the event of any bacterial infection associated with yellow fever, it can be treated with antibiotics.

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