Sunday , October 20 2019


The report began in the last days lack of vaccines against yellow fever in various clinics and medical facilities of Santiago.

This lack of dose, however, will not be a lack, but a problem of commercialization, according to the version of Ministry of Health.

In this situation, the Minsal also He urged people to reschedule or cancel travel if they are not vaccinated on time.

In this scenario, He spoke with infectious disease and Head of the Health Care Quality and Safety Unit of the UC Health Network, Marcella Potin, who published some of the details of this virus originating in Africa and for which there are no indigenous cases in Chile, although mosquitoes (Aedes Aegypti) are located on the island of Easter.

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"It is transmitted by a mosquito that inoculates in the individual who bites it, transmitting this viral infection that has incubation more than or less than three to five days, and this is characterized by being a febrile illness", he assured.

The peculiarity of this pathology, as indicated by Dr. Potin, is that although most of the infected have flu-like symptoms that are often overcome, in approximately one in five or six cases the disease usually complicatesEven with the ability to put an end to death, to be most exposed children and the elderly.

"There is a certain proportion of people, especially older adults and children, who may have a serious illness in which the liver is compromised, becomes inflamed and a lot of damage, and produces a yellow color of the eyes and the skin given by the name It is a fever, with compromised liver, yellow skin, and one of the most serious things is that it's a haemorrhagic fever, that's causing bleeding, "he said.

The main problem when complications arise is that there is no treatment for the disease: "There is nothing, no antiviral, nothing can be offered, only the treatment we call support or support, we give medicine to keep the liver or deflate it … but there is nothing to treat a viral infection," explained he.


Because of this, the doctor has recommended for people who intend to travel to places with the onset of the disease, without being able to be vaccinated due to lack of supplies.

"If you talk to me about a young, healthy person who uses the right dismisser, it's not the same if he tells me that the baby or grandparents are in place with high endemicity. I believe that without this vaccine at this time, I would not recommend travel to countries with this problem at this time."he said.


The site of the prestigious Mayo Clinic site among the symptoms caused by Yellow Fever. During the first three to six days after the conclusion of the contract, which is a period of incubation, you will not have any signs or symptoms. After this period, the infection enters the acute phase, and then, in some cases, into a toxic phase that can be life-threatening.

Acute phase

Once the infection enters the acute phase, you may notice the following signs and symptoms:



Muscle pain, especially in the back and knees

Sensitivity to light

Nausea, vomiting or both

Loss of appetite


Red eyes, face or tongue

In general, these signs and symptoms improve and disappear within a few days.

Toxic phase

Although signs and symptoms may disappear one or two days after the acute phase, some people with acute yellow fever then enter the toxic phase. During the toxic phase, signs and symptoms return, and others appear more severe and potentially lethal. They can be:

Yellow pigmentation of the skin and the white part of the eye (jaundice)

Abdominal pain and vomiting, sometimes blood

Lower amount of urine

Bleeding from the nose, mouth and eyes

Slow heart rate (bradycardia)

Hepatic and renal insufficiency

Dysfunction of the brain, such as delirium, convulsions and coma

The toxic yellow fever phase can be deadly.

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