It's important to note that specific recommendations can vary based on individual health circumstances, the destination of travel, and current public health guidelines. Travelers should always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice.
International travel is an exciting experience, but it often comes with health risks, including exposure to diseases that may not be prevalent in your home country.
Traveling is a wonderful way to explore new cultures, witness breathtaking landscapes, and make unforgettable memories.
Immunization is effective at preventing viral diseases and vaccines help your body's immune system produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus.
- Pfizer vaccine
There are many tropical diseases for which no vaccination is yet available. These include:
It is important that pregnant women also receive the necessary vaccinations before the trip. However, the use of some vaccines during pregnancy is not safe.
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe, effective and life-saving.
What is polio?
Polio, also known as Poliomyelitis, is a highly contagious disease caused by poliovirus (PV). The infection typically spreads in areas with poor water and sewage sanitation; wild poliovirus is found in this type of environment and puts unvaccinated people at risk.
The meningitis belt is a region in sub-Saharan Africa where the rate of incidence of meningococcal meningitis is very high.
It consists of part of or all of (from West to East), the Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea.
What Is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a virus affecting the liver. It usually spreads through contaminated food or water. Unlike other forms of hepatitis, A cannot become a chronic infection.
Symptoms often appear two to six weeks after exposure. This means a traveler can visit a country and return not knowing they’re infected.
What Is Cholera?
Cholera is a bacterial infection found in food or water sources contaminated with feces (poop). Over 600 million people throughout the globe are at risk of contracting cholera. Between 3 and 5 million cases are reported each year accounting for over 100,000 deaths. Cholera cases are often under reported.