Last Tuesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed a case of imported measlesor a 42-year-old Colombian woman who entered the country on November 8th, on a 639 flight from Latam from Lima.
As a result of this case, the Metropolitan Health Service, Rosa Oyarce, called on all people traveling on this plane to communicate with the shift epidemiology phone +56 9 8900 1761 or +56 9 8527 1580 or at a health center.
In addition, he reiterated that people born between 1971 and 1981 and traveling abroad should be vaccinated against measles.
Although the endemic transmission of measles in the countries of America was confirmed in September 2016, there is still the risk of introducing cases from other parts of the world that could create outbreaks from countries with endemic or epidemic presentation. , and others with permanent imports, so it is necessary to vaccinate the most sensitive travelers, who are:
– Individuals born between 1971 and 1981 traveling outside the country (regardless of their destination) and have no history of receiving 2 doses of the vaccine after 12 months of age.
– Babies from 6 to 11 months 29 days, traveling abroad.
– Children aged between 1 and 6, who have received a dose, travel outside the country.
To apply for these vaccines, users must submit a medical order or ticket.