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What fever has killed one person in California and where the CDC has issued a travel warning for Mexico

Los Angeles California. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel warning for Baja California, Mexico, following a fatal case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in San Diego; what is this disease?

The travel warning was made public after the CDC studied a fatal case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in a San Diego man who had traveled to Baja California, a state bordering California.

This case was reported to San Diego County Public Health Services in November, after the resident traveled from Southern California.

What is Rocky Mountain spotted fever?

According to the CDC’s travel advisory, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is an illness caused by bacteria that can be fatal.

This disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected brown tick, which usually affects a pet, usually dogs.

In addition to Baja California, Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the transmission of ticks was found in the Mexican states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila and Nuevo León.

Symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

People infected with Rocky Mountain spotted fever have the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • Headache
  • suddenly

These symptoms usually appear two days after infection; however, it may appear up to two weeks after your return to California.

The CDC asks people who have traveled to states affected by this disease in Mexico to seek medical attention if they have any of the symptoms mentioned.

Federal health authorities have indicated that infected people should be treated with doxycycline, an antibiotic that works effectively against Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

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One of the main explanations from health officials is that the vaccines are free and the immigration status of the children or their parents will not be an obstacle to receiving them.

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Regarding the distribution of injections, health officials clarified that the doses are distributed in most clinics, community dispensaries, pharmacies and schools in the jurisdiction.

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Although for scientists and pediatricians, the covid-19 vaccines for many young children is a significant achievement in the midst of the pandemic, some Latino parents in the county expressed resistance to injecting their children.

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“There are many children who are very sick,” Norma Pérez, Altamed pediatrician, told Univision 34 Los Angeles. It is emphasized that the coronavirus has not gone away and that the risks of contagion among children exist.

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The pediatrician warned that there are cases where children are healthy carriers and do not have symptoms, inadvertently infecting adults around them.

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Regarding the approval of vaccines for small children, you need to know which ones are approved and of these, the doses required to inoculate your children.

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According to the county Health Department, DCD recommends the vaccines for those under 5 and the FDA approves the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna versions.

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According to the UCLA Heath portal: “The Pfizer vaccine is approved for children from 6 months to 4 years of age, it is applied in three doses. The initial two doses are administered three weeks apart. a third dose is administered at least eight weeks after the second dose.

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Moderna’s vaccine is approved for children from 6 months to 5 years of age, and is given in two doses, one month apart. The third dose of the main series can be administered at least one month after the second dose in immunocompromised people, according to information from UCLA Health.

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What are the effects of the covid-19 vaccine for my children? According to Dr. Trinidad Solís, from the California Department of Public Health, some children show temporary effects after receiving the vaccines. The list includes: arm pain, fever, fatigue and lasts for a day or two maximum. The expert insists that the effect of the injection is less than the effect of catching the virus, so parents are encouraged to take advantage of the protection of their children.

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