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Thomas Schröder
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Username: Thomsch

Post Number: 3
Registered: 1-2009
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 12:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello everyone!
Just five minutes ago I read of recent cases of yellow fever in the province of Misiones, so also Iguazu. Too late for an immunization for us as we fly in a few days. Is it really a risk going there or will good moscito repellent do the job?

Thanks,

Thomsch
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Roberto
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Post Number: 1819
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 5:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Thomas. I think you should make an effort and try to contact the pertinent authorities in Iguazu. I am almost sure there is a FREE service that will provide you with vaccinations over there, perhaps even 7x24. Here are some ideas of who to call if you are either in Buenos Aires or already in Iguazu:

SUBSECRETARIA DE SALUD: Dr. Carlos Baez
Edificio MSP, Tucumán 2184 Piso 1. Posadas
Tel: (03752) 447806 - 447863
E-mail: msp_subsalud@misiones.gov.ar

Dirección de Epidemiología: Dr. Julio Estévez
Edificio MSP, Tucumán 2184 Piso 1. Posadas
Tel: (03752) 447799 - 4478149 - 447814
E-mail: epidemiologiamisiones@yahoo.com

Departamento de Vigilancia Epidemiológica
Edificio MSP, Tucumán 2184 Piso 1. Posadas
Tel: (03752) 447799 Fax.: 447814
E-mail: vigepimis@gmail.com

Departamento de Enfermería: Lic. Francisco Castillo Nçuñez
Edificio MSP, Tucumán 2184 Piso 1. Posadas
Te-Faxl: (03752) 447870

All of the above are state government offices (Misiones) and should absolutely know as there is great concern about this. I would not be overly worried unless there is a pregnant person or a child in your group that is less than 5 years of age. Still, I would avoid areas or situations where mosquitoes thrive. An aternative route would be to contact the tourist office while in Iguazu... They may have a booth at the international airport... or ask a taxicab. Locals should also know.
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Thomas Schröder
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Username: Thomsch

Post Number: 4
Registered: 1-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 5:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Robert,

a big "Thank You" for your effort! Our problem is, that the vaccination offers protection only after ten days, so doing it in Iguazu will be too late for sure.

Maybe we can find a place in B.A. (where we will be the first days) to have it done. Hopefully the side-effects are not too heavy.

Too stupid d we didn´t hear of this before...

Thanks again, Roberto!

Thomsch

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