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08/02/2018 - 17:30hs
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Twelve Arab countries require yellow fever vaccine

Those traveling need their International Certificate of Vaccination (CIV) to travel to Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Somalia and Sudan.



São Paulo – Upon arrival, twelve of the 22 Arab countries require the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) against yellow fever of foreigners living in nations with risk of the disease, including Brazil. They are Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Somalia and Sudan.

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Vaccination in a health center in Rio de Janeiro

In Brazil, for the issuance of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) against Yellow Fever, the traveler must require it in person in one of the listed health centers (link below) with an original photo identification and the original certificate of vaccination. The process is free of charge and the certificate is valid for the traveler’s entire life.

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) recommends to travelers to complete a pre-registration at the website www.anvisa.gov.br/viajante ‘ to speed up the services.

Cases declined

Brazil had a drop in the number of yellow fever cases. According to data from the Ministry of Healthcare released this Wednesday (7), 353 cases were confirmed, and 89 people died from the disease from July 2017 to February 6, 2018. In the same period of last year, 509 cases were confirmed, and 159 people died from the disease.

According to the bulletin, 1,286 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported throughout the country, with 510 dismissed and 423 still under investigation.

“The reports of yellow fever are in line, since last year, with the disease’s seasonality, which happens, in general, in the summer. Thus, the period analyzed goes from July 1 to June 30 of each year,” said the ministry.

To check the full list of countries that require the ICV, visit http://www.who.int/ith/2017-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1.
To check the places where you can request the International Certification of Vaccination in São Paulo, visit http://bit.ly/2ko5erZ.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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