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.
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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