BANGKOK, 11 June 2014 (NNT) – Dr. Narong Sahametapat, Ministry of Public Health Permanent Secretary has advised Thai FIFA World Cup fans who are traveling to Brazil for the cup to get a yellow vaccine before leaving Thailand. Yellow fever and Saga disease (a disease caused by Brazilian insect) are Brazilian endemic diseases.
Dr. Narong added he estimated that at least 500 Thai fans are joining the World Cup this season, which begins tomorrow to 13 July. The vaccine is needed to be injected 10 days in advance before the travelling date and it will last for 10 years. Please contact Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, Nonthaburi province for for information.