Health Alert – United States Embassy, La Paz, November 22, 2019

Location: La Paz Event: The La Paz Health Department has reported a small meningococcal meningitis outbreak (7 cases) in La Paz.  The notice does not mention which neighborhoods are affected.  Common symptoms of meningococcal meningitis include sudden fever, headache, and stiff neck. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, and confusion. Meningococcal bacteria can also infect the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (July 15, 2019) Location:  Nation-wide Events: This notice provides information on several viruses currently present in Bolivia:  Influenza H3N2, an Arenavirus Hemorrhagic Fever, and RSV. Influenza H3N2:  In Bolivia, “flu season” typically runs from April to September with the peak occurring at the end of June.  This year, the peak occurred right …

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