Latest Yellow Fever Advice for Travelers to East Africa

May 24 2016


Following an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Angola and some cases reported in Kenya and Uganda by their respective Ministries of Health; Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya have now made it a mandatory requirement for all travellers to and from these countries to present updated Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate at all ports of entry.

The Yellow Fever Virus is transmitted by the same mosquito that spreads the Zika virus but unlike Zika, Yellow Fever can be controlled with an effective vaccine which confers lifelong immunity within a month of administration.

Travelers are advised to be vaccinated at least 10 days before travelling to protect from contracting the disease should any chance contact happen. Travellers are adviced to ensure they carry their Vaccination Cards with them throughout their travel to avoid any inconveniences. While in these countries always sleep under a treated mosquito net.

The health, safety and well being of all our clients is our primary priority; should any danger arise we would be the first to let you know. For now however we do not have any cause for alarm or to be fearful or worried.

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