Yellow fever immunisation required for Asian, African entry into Guyana

first_imgFollowing the recent outbreak of yellow fever in Angola, several countries have imposed the requirements for vaccination against the disease for travel 10 days prior to arrival.Guyana, as a part of the Latin American region with risk of yellow fever is listed as one of the countries whose residents would be required to be immunised and issued with a yellow fever certificate prior to travel.With the presence of the vector that transmits yellow fever and an uncertain “salvatic” environment in the hinterlands, it is advisable that persons travelling from countries listed as endemic for yellow fever (mainly in Africa and Asia) should also be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination or prophylaxis on arrival in Guyana.The countries listed as endemic are mainly from the African continent and does not include countries in North America, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by a bite from infected mosquitoes, most commonly found in parts of South America and Africa. When transmitted to humans, the yellow fever virus can damage the liver and other internal organs and be potentially fatal.There is no specific treatment for yellow fever, but the symptoms can be treated while your body fights the virus. Headache, high temperature and muscle pain can be treated using pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Infected persons are urged also to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.Other symptoms of yellow fever include jaundice, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.Yellow fever kills 30,000 people globally each year. Yellow fever vaccination is typically administered only in areas where the disease is endemic.For further clarification, persons can contact the Public Health Ministry on telephone number 226-1560 or visit their office located on Brickdam.last_img

first_imgFollowing the recent outbreak of yellow fever in Angola, several countries have imposed the requirements for vaccination against the disease for travel 10 days prior to arrival.Guyana, as a part of the Latin American region with risk of yellow fever is listed as one of the countries whose residents would be required to be immunised and issued with a yellow fever certificate prior to travel.With the presence of the vector that transmits yellow fever and an uncertain “salvatic” environment in the hinterlands, it is advisable that persons travelling from countries listed as endemic for yellow fever (mainly in Africa and Asia) should also be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination or prophylaxis on arrival in Guyana.The countries listed as endemic are mainly from the African continent and does not include countries in North America, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by a bite from infected mosquitoes, most commonly found in parts of South America and Africa. When transmitted to humans, the yellow fever virus can damage the liver and other internal organs and be potentially fatal.There is no specific treatment for yellow fever, but the symptoms can be treated while your body fights the virus. Headache, high temperature and muscle pain can be treated using pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Infected persons are urged also to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.Other symptoms of yellow fever include jaundice, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.Yellow fever kills 30,000 people globally each year. Yellow fever vaccination is typically administered only in areas where the disease is endemic.For further clarification, persons can contact the Public Health Ministry on telephone number 226-1560 or visit their office located on Brickdam.last_img

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