The specialist in the National Center for High Performance Sports (Cenard), Viviana Galega, He recommended that those who travel to Brazil for Copa America, from June 14th to July 7th, be vaccinated against yellow fever to avoid health risks.
"In this type of numerous events and with crowds of people from different regions and countries, passengers may be exposed to health risks, which increases the possibility of contracting diseases "explained Galego.
In the championship, which will include ten member nations of the Conquest – Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, It will be held in five cities: Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo.
"Before traveling, it is very important to check the vaccines. In this case, travelers can prevent yellow fever by avoiding mosquito bites and getting vaccination, because in all places where the cup is played, that recommendation is applied, "he insists.
He remembered that Immunization must be applied at least ten days before the journey and that "one dose protects for life".
"In addition to yellow fever there are other vaccines that need to be considered, such as the triple virus, which is effective in preventing measles, influenza, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis and meningitis, which will be indicated by the doctor if appropriate, "concluded Galician.