Friday , August 12 2022

Because of the crisis, Venezuela already exports diphtheria, measles and malaria


Venezuelan fly their country. Photo: AP

Venduelia's outing in search for better living conditions due to the economic and social crisis in the country leads to a public health problem that drives recipient countries in the region: Colombia, Brazil and, to a lesser extent, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. , records the cases of malaria, measles and diphtheria caused by the migratory phenomenon.

The physician specializing in epidemics and infections, Julio Castro, told the Televen television network that despite the fact that these ills are under control in the above-mentioned countries, noise in the health systems sounds as it involves additional costs in the budget.

"Fairs, for example, are already counting on cases in the native population of the Brazilian state of Roraima. The figures show that between 30 and 35 percent of this population have symptoms" of this virus.

Castro added that Venezuela has 35 percent of cases of measles at the continental level, with 4000 people infected during the past 18 months.

The tendency is repeated with diphtheria, a disease not controlled by the government of Nicolás Maduro and for which there are no official figures.

In this regard, he warned that the authorities have blocked the national epidemiological bulletin for four years, preventing a demographic diagnosis of diseases being combated. From today, the information available directly from doctors will keep their own information on the cases they earn.

The last epidemiological bulletin officially published by the Venezuelan Ministry of Health corresponds to the last week of 2016 and its publication, in February 2017, will then be shortly thereafter to the then health minister Antonieta Caporale.

The document had come to light after more than 15 months of silence on the country's epidemics and had data that already affected the scandal: Infant mortality increased 30 percent compared with 2015 since 11,000 466 children had died a year

Another dramatic fact in the bulletin was that maternal mortality increased 66 percent, as 756 pregnant women died during the same period.

It was the latest news report of its kind, which means that there is about 23 months of silence in the midst of the deterioration of the humanitarian crisis caused by the lack of food and drugs and exacerbated by the high levels of inflation.

The epidemiological bulletin, published weekly, contained information about 72 communicable diseases in the country.

The director of the Department of Social Integration of the Organization of American Organization (OAS), Betilde Muñoz, said in June of June that the Venezuelan migration crisis is a threat to the entire American continent that requires a coordinated response from the countries of the region.

"This migration is a regional risk issue and pose a threat to the security, peace, peace and health of the entire hemisphere. If we do not take control and provide medicines and vaccines, we can get epidemiological outbreaks," said the OAS representative.

According to UN estimates, some 2.3 million Venezuelans have left their country because of the political, social and economic crisis, with nearly a million of them living in Colombia.

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