Brazil is preparing to hold the 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion: Promoting Health and Equity, in the city of Curitiba.
The Brazilian government has mobilized throughout the country to combat the mosquito Aedes aegypti to prevent Dengue , Chikungunya and Zika virus. Also, remember that Curitiba, located in southern Brazil, is the coldest capital with average temperatures below 18 ° C in the winter months, which makes it less favorable to infestation by the mosquito.
In Curitiba, there were no registration of confirmed cases of chikungunya or zika in the years 2015 and 2016. During this period, indigenous cases of dengue confirmed by laboratory were few: three in 2015. In 2016, all cases of dengue have been acquired outside the city (data updated on 20/02 / 2016).
The Organizing Committee, together with the Ministry of Health, the State Department of Health of Paraná, and the City Department of Health of Curitiba, are committed to ensuring the safety and tranquility necessary to the participants of the Conference. It is noteworthy that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), did not made restrictions on travel or trade to countries with circulation of Zika virus.
To learn more about Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus the Ministry of Health consolidated all information in www.combateaedes.saude.gov.br. At this address you can find information, guidelines and preventive measures on the three diseases.
Epidemiological information can be found at http://portalsaude.saude.gov.br/index.php/oministerio/principal/leia-mais-o-ministerio/197-secretaria-svs/11955-boletins-epidemiologicos-arquivos.
As usual advice to travelers, please attention to the vaccination status recommended by the Ministry of Health and the care with hygiene and nutrition. Furthermore, as the prevention of vector-borne diseases, is guided to use repellent on exposed areas of the skin, following the manufacturer's instructions. These and other health care are available in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish through the site www.saude.gov.br/viajante.