Yellow Fever

 

Yellow fever is a serious and generally fatal viral disease that’s spread through the bite of the Aedes Aegypti species of mosquito. The overwhelming majority of all yellow fever instances square measure in countries to the south of the Sahara in continent, but yellow fever is endemic in many South and Central American countries. There also are instances of transmission reportable on many Caribbean islands. It happens in each jungle and concrete areas because the mosquitoes that unfold the sickness live and breed in each environments.

Countries at risk

Yellow fever occurs chiefly in African countries to the south of the Sahara Desert and in tropical parts of South and Central american countries.

Nearly all affected countries need proof of yellow fever vaccination within the form of an international Certificate of Vaccination before they permit a person to enter the country. Failure to provide a valid certificate is taken very seriously and can usually lead to a traveller being quarantined, vaccinated or denied entry.

Signs and symptoms Of Yellow Fever

Some symptoms of yellow fever includes fever, muscle pain, headache, shivers, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. After three to four days most patients improve and their symptoms disappear. However, at intervals twenty four hours of apparent recovery, some patients progress to a more serious stage of the unhealthiness involving jaundice, viral haemorrhagic fever and deterioration of kidney function. Roughly 500th of patients develop more sever symptoms will die within 7-10 days after the onset.

Travel Precautions For Yellow Fever

The risk of acquiring yellow fever is determined by the travel destination and its intensity of yellow fever transmission, season of travel, period of travel and activities allowing exposure to mosquitoes.

Prevention

Unfortunately there’s no effective treatment for yellow fever, however is preventable by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination before visiting a destination in which the virus is known to exist. Travellers to affected area could need one dose injection of Stamaril. Stamaril is a yellow fever vaccine that contains a live, weakened form of the yellow fever virus. It works by stimulating the body’s immune response to this virus, while not causing the disease.

Vaccination Certificate

Under stringent laws set out by the world Health Organisation (WHO), travellers to countries affected by yellow fever ar needed to carry an international certificate of vaccination as proof of vaccination against the yellow fever virus.

Global Travel Clinic is an official designated yellow fever centre. We are able to administer the yellow fever vaccination and will advise on the most effective course of action to stay safe while travel.