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What is a Moldova Epidemiological card?

The Moldova Epidemiological card, also known as MES card, is required international documentation to prevent the spread of the deadly CO VID-19 disease from Moldova to any country in Europe and Asia. All arriving passenger must state their medical condition upon arrival in the country by completing the Moldova Epidemiological form and then having either a positive or negative VLF test result. The card should be carried with you until you arrive in the destination country. It is usually printed and kept with your luggage for two weeks. It should be destroyed once at the airport upon return to Moldova.

Moldova has one of the highest cases of dengue fever in Europe, with over ten thousand cases reported each year. Children as young as six years of age are most likely to be affected. Because dengue fever is caused by a variant of the chikungunya virus, which is transmittable through sexual intercourse, the infection can easily be spread among families. The epidemiology of Moldova also highlights the high incidence of typhoid, diarrhea, dysentery and skin diseases, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome.

Basic epidemiology in Moldova emphasizes the importance of surveillance to prevent potential epidemics. The country's healthcare system is not equipped to handle both acute and long-term care needs. This makes provision of basic healthcare facilities difficult in Moldova as well as in the surrounding region. Despite this, the epidemiology in Moldova is marked by frequent outbreaks of uncomplicated viral gastroenteritis (AUTV) and the subsequent development transmittable viral diseases like the flu.

The 2021 outbreak of M. spirochete, which caused hundreds of confirmed and probable infections mainly by strains ofococcus, streptococci, was a troubling sign of a possible threat to the population of Moldova. The public health system was not equipped to respond to the crisis and medical services were cut to a minimum. It was not until the outbreak of plague that adequate Moldova epidemiological models were designed to track the outbreak and determine its impact on morbidity and mortality. The current epidemic of M spirochete has been contained, but has not been contained to the extent that is required.

Moldova's lack of a competent public health system also prevents the documentation of important data on diseases that affect Moldova's population. For instance, no systematic data on dengue fever have ever been collected and no national information system allows tracking the epidemiology of diseases that target the transmittal of infectious diseases between humans. This makes it more difficult to track and summarize outbreaks of disease. For this reason, the definition of a typical Moldova Epidemiological Card has been simplified based on the characteristics of this country's epidemiology.

For those wishing to learn more about Moldova's public health services or the Moldova Epidemiological Card it is available in many Moldova government and private institution websites. For those who would like to take an online course on Moldova's history and current affairs there is also an online course available. These courses can be accessed online and you can learn more about Moldova's epidemiology using the Moldova GIS tools. These include the Maps and Global Positioning System (GPS) software programs. These tools have been developed by the Moldova Government Institute of Public Health to improve the monitoring of epidemics and prepare the population for prevention, preparedness and protection.