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Flu outbreak is not cause for cancellation of travel to the U.S.

According to the ministry of health, vaccine in Brazil protects against both types of flu that predominates in the U.S. and Canada

 
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Given the increase in flu cases in some U.S. states, the Brazilian government announced today (14) guidelines for who is in the country or plan to visit. According to the Ministry of Health, the serotypes that are circulating, so prevalent in the United States and Canada are the influenza H3N2 and influenza B. The vaccine applied in Southern Hemisphere countries, including Brazil, during the first half of 2012, protects against the two types.

No recommendation for cancellation of travel to these countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health, said the statement from the folder.

The guidance is travelers to these locations or any country in the winter season watch for preventive care to influenza. The alert is greatest for the groups subjected to more severe cases of the disease, such as the elderly, children under 2 years, pregnant women and people with diseases that affect immunity.

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Avoid contact with sick people;

Wash hands with soap and water or sanitize them with alcohol gel several times a day;

Protect coughs and sneezes with disposable tissue;

Who are traveling and have symptoms such as fever with cough or sore throat and headache should seek immediate medical attention for the professional to assess the need to prescribe specific antivirals;

There are no compulsory vaccinations before traveling. Who seek the dose available in private clinics should carefully observe the expiration date because the influenza vaccine is prepared only for use during the winter in that particular year (in this case 2012). The vaccine takes at least two weeks to take effect.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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