Wednesday, April 24, 2013


This is a very important post.

I will talk about the vaccines you should take before travelling to Brazil. 
But you also should talk to your physician or health-care provider about this.

Follow health tips and enjoy this amazing trip!

  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B - the vaccine is recommended for all travelers.
  • Yellow Fever - recommended for the following states: Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Federal District, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins and designated areas Bahia, Parana, Piaui, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. Also recommended for those coming from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission, and for Brazilians coming from different states. Not recommended if you are traveling to coastal cities.
  • Rabies - for those at risk for animal bites.
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and typhoid - if you were not previously given

** Everyone should also be aware of malaria, since there are no vaccines to prevent it. **
Malaria is a serious infectious disease caused by mosquito bite.

Areas of Brazil with Malaria: States of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins, and western part of Maranhão. Rare cases in Belém. No transmission at Iguaçu Falls.

Be aware of the symptoms and look for a doctor right away, malaria can be fatal in some cases: 
high fever, chills, headache, muscle ache, lost of appetites, and fatigue. 

It is recommended the use of bug sprays, long sleeve shirt, nets at night, and also avoid swimming in lakes where the contamination could be possible.

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