Before you travel to South or Central America, please make sure that you look over the travel diseases that you might contract in your trip. In this page, you can find a list of those travel diseases with some you can be vaccinated against while others you need to be aware so that you can avoid them. By reading the rest of this page, you can find out more information on the diseases to watch out for in these regions.
South and Central America are regions in the world where risks for certain diseases are high. In that regard, it is critical that you take the time to learn about the required and recommended vaccinations. On this, you can check into travel health sites online or discuss it directly with your doctor. Checking in with your doctor at least a month before your trip is crucial.
The reason for this is that the requirements for yellow fever and malaria vaccinations periodically change in South and Central America. By consulting with a doctor, you can be entirely sure to receive the correct vaccine to protect you against these health risks. On that note, you can head to our clinic and discuss your vaccine requirements.
In South America, authorities recommend that travelers obtain vaccination for diseases such as:
Health authorities in Central America advise that travelers obtain vaccination for diseases such as:
Concerning the health risk presented by yellow fever, the South American health authorities require that you obtain the vaccination. Yellow fever is among the most lethal viral diseases infecting both humans and monkeys. Please inform us where exactly your destinations are in South America to ensure that we can provide you with the exact vaccination requirements.
If you will be traveling across rainforest or perhaps plan to go mountaineering or trekking, you will also likely need to have a shot of malaria prophylaxis vaccination. Along with that, there may be other recommended vaccinations you will need. Regarding that, you may discuss it with our doctors and nurses who keep updated on the current vaccination requirements.
Here are the disease risks in tropical South America:
Disease risks in the temperate area of South America:
In Central America, the disease risks are:
If you are planning to travel to any of the disease risks in South or Central America, we can help you stay protected with our vaccine packages. Our clinic can assist you by offering the correct vaccines and medicines depending on your destination. Please call us or go to our clinic as early as possible to ensure you have sufficient time to complete the necessary vaccination courses for your trip.
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