What is Yellow Fever?

What is Yellow Fever?

Introduction

Yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa. The virus is transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Illness ranges in severity from a self-limited febrile illness to severe liver disease with bleeding.

How to Prevent Yellow Fever?

1) Use insect repellent.

2) Wear proper clothing to reduce mosquito bites.

3) Be aware of peak mosquito hours: peak biting times for many mosquito species is dusk to dawn. However, one of the mosquitoes that transmits yellow fever virus, feeds during the daytime.

4) Yellow fever vaccine is recommended for people aged ≥9 months who are traveling to or living in areas with risk for YFV transmission in South America and Africa. In addition, some countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination for entry.

Do you need a Yellow Fever vaccination? Call Travel Doc 011 440 5325 or 011 440 5326 or 0824570176

Yellow Fever Map for South America

What is Yellow Fever? Yellow Fever Map for South America
Yellow Fever Map for South America

Yellow Fever Map for Africa

What is Yellow Fever - Yellow Fever Map for Africa
Yellow Fever Map for Africa

Info and pictures are taken from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Website

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What Should I Pack?

On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other solo female travelers! Here she is with another awesome article!

I know that it can be daunting trying to figure out what to pack for a week, a month, or a year abroad without much — or any — prior experience in the place you aim to visit. I found myself in the same situation four years ago, but with the benefit of hindsight and experience on every continent on earth (save for Antarctica — one day!), I may have finally figured this packing thing out. I’ve learned that thankfully, with a few staple items, you can travel to just about anywhere without spending a fortune on gear. Read more