Following the report of an alarming outbreak of the pneumonic plague in the Republic of Madagascar, The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a warning to UAE residents against travelling to the African country.
The ministry issued a warning on Wednesday evening when apparently more than 70 people were reported dead.
For anyone who HAS TO travel to Madagascar, you’ve been asked take extra precautionary measures after and during the trip
For starters you must visit the Ministry’s Traveller Health Clinics to learn more about the medical advice and vaccines, and to also learn about the latest updates of the outbreak in Madagascar.
According to Dr Fatima Al Attar, Vice-President of the National Committee for International Health Regulations and the Control of Pandemics, there is no infected cases of the plague in the UAE and that the ministry will soon issue a circular for health workers covering essential information on the disease, including diagnosis, isolation procedures, prevention of infection, treatment and follow-up.
If you experience the symptoms while in Madagascar, you will be prohibited to return back to the UAE
The health authorities in Madagascar will prevent the spread of the disease globally by preventing patients from travelling back to their countries, should they exhibit any symptoms of the disease. You will also be provided with an immediate treatment of antibiotics.