Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay

Location:  Paraguay

Event:  In light of emergent global health threats including dengue and novel coronavirus, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains country-specific and global health information online at  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and the CDC has issued a global health watch for dengue in South America.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for travelers to Paraguay.
  • Consult the CDC website and WHO website for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures related to novel coronavirus.
  • Consult the Paraguayan Ministry of Health and CDC website recommendations on the control of mosquitos and prevention of dengue and other mosquito-borne disease.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Seek medical care right away if you traveled to Wuhan and feel sick or were exposed to someone who was in Wuhan in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
  • If you have traveled to China and have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, contact the Paraguayan Ministry of Health at (0983) 879275 or INERAM