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6 March 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil: 12 June to 13 July 2014

Do you have travellers going to Brazil for the World Cup?

NaTHNaC and Public Health England (PHE) have published a fact sheet with health advice for fans to help them prepare to stay healthy and safe during their trip.    

 

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is being hosted by Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Brazil is a large country with a variable climate and the health risks vary depending on the destination within the country and the travel plans. Teams will be based in different parts of Brazil- there are 12 stadiums up to 2,000 miles apart. England’s first match, against Italy, is on 14 June 2014 in the Amazon city of Manaus. Malaria tablets, yellow fever and other vaccines are recommended for visitors to this area.

 

Advice on vaccines, malaria and other health risks for Brazil can be found on NaTHNaC's Country Information page.

 

Health professionals can also check the Outbreak Surveillance database to see if there are any recent health reports of interest.

 

Links

FIFA: 2014 World Cup Brazil

PHE and NaTHNaC News story: Health advice for fans heading to Brazil for the World Cup