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Christine Dumontet : Questions santé voyage et vaccination

President Dumontet CSV Inc. Nurse

Health Infrastructure Breakdown in Venezuela

08 October 2020

Health Infrastructure Breakdown in Venezuela

Health Infrastructure Breakdown in Venezuela

 

The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases, and adequate health care is currently not available in most of the country.


If you must travel to Venezuela, then protect yourself 

 

What is the current situation?

 

There has been a breakdown of the medical infrastructure in Venezuela. There are shortages of food, water, electricity, medicine, and medical supplies that have contributed to an increasing humanitarian crisis affecting much of the country.

 

Adequate health care is currently not available through the public health system in Venezuela.

 

Infectious diseases are on the rise, and several large outbreaks are occurring:


During the past year, over 1,000 confirmed cases of measles, including more 50 deaths, have been reported in 9 states.


In the past 2 years, over 1,600 suspected cases of diphtheria, including over 140 deaths, have been reported in 22 states.


In 2017, over 400,000 cases of malaria were reported.

 

Source: CDC Travel Notice Venezuela