The Travel Clinic Glasgow

Yellow Fever

Are you travelling to Africa or South America?

These are 2 parts of the world where it might be recommended that travellers are protected against Yellow Fever. Although some areas may not have had recent cases of yellow fever, The Travel Clinic's (Glasgow), nurses will check your travel plans and can vaccinate you against this fatal disease. As some countries require proof of vaccination on entering you should ensure you have received the vaccination at least 10 days prior to travel so that the certificate is valid and to allow your body time to build up the protection against the infection. For the majority of individuals, one dose of the injection provides protection for life.

Yellow Fever causes symptoms such as headaches, nausea and vomiting, fever high temperatures, muscle pain and backache. If you are travelling to certain parts of the world it is better to be protected with the Yellow Fever Vaccine so you do not put yourself or your family at risk.
The shocking statistic is that 8 in every 100 who contract Yellow Fever will die, and the sad thing is it is preventable with an easy vaccine.

Those pesky mosquitos that bite you when you are on a local sight seeing trip are the main cause of this virus.

Those pesky mosquitos that bite you as you lie in your bed on holiday or when you are on a local sight seeing trip are the main cause of this virus spreading known as flavivirus. Yellow Fever causes symptoms such as headaches, nausea and vomiting, fever high temperatures, muscle pain and backache.One of the main signs is the yellowing of the skin and the eyes called jaundice.

Here are a few tips to keep you safe:
Find out if yellow fever vaccination is indicated for your trip
Get Vaccinated ideally a minimum of 10 days before travelling
Try to choose air-conditioned accommodation throughout your travels
Burn a mosquito coil or use a plug-in device that releases insecticide
Purchase one of our mosquito nets for over your bed
Be mindful to ask if your accommodation comes with mesh screening on the windows and doors
Purchase and use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin
If you can it is better to wear loose fitting clothes with long-sleeves and full length trousers

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