The deputy of the National Assembly, Manuela Bolívar, informed that in Venezuela there is an outbreak of yellow fever and that Nicolás Maduro’s regime hides the information.
“Faced with an outbreak of this magnitude, international protocols establish that the authorities must issue an epidemiological bulletin and create safeguards where people’s lives are the priority. Today we denounce the enormous silence on the part of the regime in relation to this problem,” Bolívar said.
The parliamentarian pointed out that in Venezuela there are no vaccines to treat yellow fever and that money is currently owed to the revolving (acquisition) fund, so there are no vaccines in the country because they could not be paid for.
On the other hand, in Venezuela there is no treatment and prevention is required. “It is up to us as Humanitarian Aid Commission to demand clarity, information about what is happening and to demand what the planned actions are because even though this is now a (localized) focus that can spread and turn into an epidemic. We demand to know what the planned actions are,” she added.
For his part, the doctor and infectologist, Julio Castro, stressed that yellow fever is a disease of high risk because its mortality rate is around 40 to 50% even in the best circumstances and is a virus that has no treatment and only control measures can prevent an epidemic of great magnitude.
Dr. Huniades Urbina, president of the Venezuelan Pediatric Society, pointed out that in the face of an epidemic, the most vulnerable are children under the age of one and those over 60. “We demand controls to avoid a yellow fever epidemic in Venezuela,” he concluded.