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Health ministry urges World Cup goers to get immunized

Published:Saturday | May 17, 2014 | 10:05 AM

The health ministry is reminding people travelling to this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil to ensure that they are adequately immunized against measles and yellow fever.



Dr Marion Bullock-DuCasse, the director of emergency, disaster management and special services says travellers should also ensure that they take malaria medication.



She says the traveller should try to have the vaccines at least 10 days before scheduled departure.



According to Dr DuCasse, given that persons from a number of countries will gather in Brazil for the World Cup, individuals should ensure that they receive malaria prophylaxis as well as the measles and yellow fever vaccines.



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