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Traveling to African countries for tourism or volunteering is becoming increasingly popular, but it entails taking a series of health precautions and being aware that we will have to change some of the habits that are most natural for us.
The specialist advises a first consultation with the family doctor to obtain general information. Afterwards, it would be advisable to go to a specialist at an international vaccination center, dependent on the Ministry of Health, which we can find in our city.
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It is also important to find out about the health coverage of the destination country 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.
Important: Not all vaccines are suitable for travel.
We travel more and more and for different reasons: tourism, work, business, humanitarian cooperation, and we sometimes 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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Many visitors to Kenya choose to go on safari, where they can see animals such as rhinos, elephants and lions. Hikers will find adventure on Mount Kenya, an impressive peak that offers day hikes and more ambitious treks.
Travelers should also consider the risk of contracting yellow fever in Kenya. All Mexican travelers will be required to present an international certificate of vaccination. Vaccination is recommended no later than 10 days prior to travel. The vaccine is available at Passport Health offices throughout the country.
Many governments have issued travel warnings affecting travelers to the Somalia-Kenya border area due to threats from the terrorist group al-Shabaab. There is a risk of crime and terrorism throughout the country.