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Argentina - South America
South America, Malaria

By a journey to Argentina on 1 to 5 months recommend protection against the following infections:



Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Read more about diphteria here.

Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. 
Read more about hepatitis A here.
The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B

Tetanus
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

Malaria in Argentina
Malaria risk in Argentina is very low and limited to the benign P. vivax in the lowlands towards the border with Bolivia (Jujuy and Salta provinces) and towards Paraguay (Corrientes and Misiones provinces). Protection against mosquito bites is usually sufficient, but Chloroquine can be used.
Read more about malaria here.

The information on malaria risk in individual countries are based on the sources found here


Recommended vaccinationsStarting

Diphtheria1 day
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)1 week
Tetanus1 day
Malaria in Argentina7 days


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1 week
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