VISA AND VACCINATIONS FOR TRAVEL TO TANZANIA
It is also important to find out about the health coverage of the country of destination and our health insurance. It is also important to seek advice on what food to eat or what hygiene measures to take.
Africa is a continent with a wide diversity of fauna, landscapes, traditions and customs. The contrasts from rural areas to urban areas are remarkable, you can go from a place full of vegetation to large deserts. Special care should be taken with the origin of food and drink.
The recommended vaccinations are those that are recommended because of the probability of contracting the disease in the country of destination. Africa, with its diversity of countries, recommends vaccination against poliomyelitis, yellow fever (for those older than 9 months), tetanus-diphtheria, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, cholera or meningococcal meningitis (in some countries such as Libya).
The information provided by this medium can in no way replace a direct medical care service, nor should it be used for the purpose of making a diagnosis, or choosing a treatment in particular cases.
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Any traveler suffering from a chronic illness should carry the necessary medication for the duration of the trip. All medications, especially those requiring a prescription, should be carried in hand luggage in their original containers with visible labels. As a precaution against loss or theft, it is advisable to carry medication in duplicate in checked baggage. The traveler should carry with him/her the name and contact details of his/her physician along with other travel documents, and information on his/her medical condition and treatment, as well as details of the medication (including generic names of medications) and prescribed dosages. This information should also be kept in electronic format so that it can be retrieved remotely (e.g. in a secure database). It is also necessary to carry a physician’s report, certifying the need for medication or other medical supplies (e.g. syringes) carried by the passenger, which may be requested by customs officials and/or security personnel.
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We travel more and more and for different reasons: tourism, work, business, humanitarian cooperation, and sometimes we travel to very distant places. In all these situations, we must take a series of precautions to protect our health.
In the same way that we organize details relating to transportation and stay, it should also be standard practice to take the necessary health measures to reduce the risks associated with travel, by consulting specialized health professionals at international vaccination centers and health centers.
If your destination is a tropical or subtropical country with endemic malaria, you should be aware that malaria is a serious disease transmitted by a mosquito (Anopheles) that injects the malaria parasite into the blood when it bites.
Although there are four species of the malaria parasite that can infect humans and produce the disease (Plasmodium falciparum, P. malariae, P. vivax and P. ovale), it is only P. falciparum that is potentially life-threatening. There is a real risk that anyone of any age can contract this disease.
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Before embarking on a trip, it is essential to check that the traveler is adequately immunized either against the diseases covered by the usual vaccination schedules or against other endemic or epidemic diseases at the destination. There is an International Health Regulation that establishes provisions aimed at preventing the spread of certain diseases. In this regard, several countries in Africa, South America and Asia require an International Certificate of Vaccination against yellow fever issued by an authorized center.
The traveler’s consultation is an excellent opportunity to review immunization history and complete missed doses of vaccines. Therefore, the recommended immunizations for the traveler depend on both personal and travel-related factors, so an individualized schedule should be made. In most cases, it is advisable to make the consultation sufficiently in advance (at least 1 month) so that accelerated vaccination schedules can be carried out if necessary.