Remind Thai people to get rubella vaccination before going to Japan. after the outbreak
rubella outbreak in Japan Ministry of Public Health Recommend preventive vaccination 2 weeks before going. It’s not a serious disease. Don’t panic. But for pregnant women, travel should be avoided. Fear of infection is dangerous to the unborn child.
- by Dr. Suwanchai Wattana Yingcharoenchai Director-General of the Department of Disease Control stated that this year, the number of rubella cases in Japan has been increasing steadily since August to the present. According to data from January 1 – October 24, 2018, there are 1,468 patients in the Kanto region. Includes Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama, but no deaths have been reported yet.
- However, Thailand has not announced a travel ban. But if going to a country with an outbreak of rubella Recommendations must be followed as follows:
- 1. Follow up on the situation and areas of the rubella outbreak. Before traveling and while traveling closely.
- 2. People who have not been vaccinated against rubella. or have never been sick with rubella Ask your doctor to consider vaccinating against rubella at least 2 weeks before the trip.
- 3. Pregnant women should consult a doctor about self-prevention before traveling to an outbreak country. And should avoid going to an epidemic area if they have never been vaccinated or have never been vaccinated against rubella before
- . You should observe the symptoms and avoid being in close contact with pregnant women and young children under 9 months old. If you develop a rash of fever within 21 days, you should see a doctor and report your travel history.
Rubella is caused by a viral infection. It can be transmitted by coughing, sneezing or being in close contact with an infected person. The main symptoms are There is a fever with a red rash for about 2-3 days, which is not a serious contagious disease. For people who are physically healthy, don’t worry too much.
But this disease is very dangerous to pregnant women. because if infected Unborn children may have birth defects, deafness, and cataracts. congenital heart disease have a brain disorder and internal organs can be damaged
However, pregnant women cannot be vaccinated because the vaccine is harmful to the unborn child. Therefore, pregnant women should avoid traveling to endemic areas. But if it can’t be avoided Should be more careful.
– Avoid being close to people who are sick
– Do not travel to areas where there are many people and the air is not well ventilated
– Wear a mask when leaving the accommodation
– Wash your hands with soap often or carry hand sanitizer with you
– Try to Do not bring your hands to touch your eyes, nose, face unnecessarily,
as well as children under 9 months should not travel to areas with outbreaks. Because the rubella vaccination in Thailand starts when the child is 9 months old onwards