Wednesday , March 3 2021

Only 40% of people traveling take care of getting vaccinated

Only 40% people who travel take care of him get vaccinations, an unavoidable precautionary measure for maintaining health and avoiding contracting viruses that can spread from the region to the region, said Dr Elizabeth Macías Barrera.

A tropical disease expert emphasized that very few people are aware of the importance before the trip vaccination "They consider this to be necessary unless the country or region to which they go does not require it," he said.

Macías indicated it travelers along with their travel planning, should take preventive measures related to their health, mainly with vaccination.

"There are many risk factors such as the place you will travel, the type of accommodation, the people you travel, the type of transport you will have and the year of the year you plan to travel," he said.

When a long journey takes place, patients with a heart condition usually do not go to a doctor to assess the risks of sitting for a long time.

As for vaccination, he said that passengers should consider that often the regions they travel or the places they are staying do not possess the appropriate hygienic conditions, "which implies the risk of getting infections," he said.

He explained that most people are unaware that there are vaccines to prevent certain diseases such as yellow fever.

"There are people who travel to tropical areas in the rainy season where there is a greater risk of mosquitoes, and many could carry these types of diseases that the vaccine can completely prevent," he said.

Macias said that a very vulnerable group of backpackers, who travel without much precaution, can stay in unhealthy places, eat food in places that are not well established or suffer from cutting something contaminated. "They can easily be exposed to diseases like typhoid or hepatitis A," he insisted.

The specialist reminded that, although people had a complete picture of childhood vaccination, all vaccines have only a few years of protection.

"Those of hepatitis A and B, for example, only protect us for 10 years, while typhus fever is three years old and that one-year influenza," he said.

That is why he stressed the importance of learning and left behind the myths about the vaccine, he said, "they serve to protect and protect the community from transmitting the virus."

Illustrative photo: Woman at the airport

Only in March this year, three cases of measles were identified in Mexico, a disease that was considered eradicated in the country, and these cases were considered by a person of Italian origin.

The specialist stressed that it is important to get vaccinations at least two weeks before the trip, as most vaccines last about two weeks to generate antibodies. "If not, protection will not work," he said.

Finally, he recommended to those who want to travel come with a specialist in tropical diseases who can issue recommendations taking into account the type of travel, the area they will be traveling, the age of the year and the health conditions of the passengers.

"It's important, especially if you have some other condition or chronic degenerative disease to maintain your health while traveling, and you do not have an unpleasant time at the same time that should be full of pleasure," he concluded. EFE

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