Wednesday, December 16, 2015

For which countries you need the Japanese Encephalitis vaccination before visiting?

Holiday season is about to begin and many people are planning to spend their holidays in different countries. However, spending holidays sick and in bed is no one’s plan. To avoid these circumstances, you must get appropriate vaccine shots for various diseases. It includes Japanese encephalitis too.

It is a viral infection or disease, which is caused by a mosquito-borne virus. A mosquito bite can lead you to this disease. To avoid it, you must get vaccine shots in a travel clinic in New York or your city. Here are the details of countries for which you need Japanese encephalitis vaccination before visiting them.

Indian subcontinent – Before boarding a plan to any nation in the Indian subcontinent, it is advised to get vaccine shots for Japanese encephalitis. It includes nations like India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

South East Asian countries – You should also opt for the vaccination if you are visiting South East Asian countries. However, many of these nations have controlled it primarily. It includes Japan, China, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand etc. On the other hand, there are some countries that are still struggling with this infection. It includes names like include Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia and, Vietnam.

Tropical north east Australia – The Outer Torres Strait islands of Australia are the affected areas in this region. If you are visiting this region, then it is advised to get a proper vaccine shot.

Risk of Japanese encephalitis also depends on the location or season you are visiting in. It also includes the activities you might partake in during your trip such as hiking. However, one can recognize this disease with its symptoms like fever, neck stiffness, nausea, headache and malaise. You should know that there is no specific medical treatment for this infection. So, it is essential to protect yourself with vaccination.

How can you protect yourself during the trip?

To protect yourself from this infection, you must take precautions during your trip. It includes –
  • You must protect yourself from the mosquito bites. You can take different precautions for this purpose.
  • You can also avoid activities that expose you to the mosquito bites. It includes hiking, biking and more.
  • You can avoid visiting regions in a country with a higher risk of the Japanese encephalitis.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Why travel vaccination is important for the travelers visiting Switzerland?

Are you planning a honeymoon in Switzerland? Then, of course, you must be very excited about it and must have made many exciting plans.

But, do you know about travel vaccination? If no, then you must visit a travel clinic as soon as possible.  Well, travel clinic are those medical facilities that provide travel vaccines in NYC or any other city around the globe. Therefore, if you are planning a trip to Switzerland, you must not forget to visit the clinics and get the desired vaccines soon. However, one must visit four–six weeks before the trip, as the vaccines usually take time to get affected in human body.

There are still many people who believe that visiting to the hospital for travel vaccines can be time consuming. However, on the other hand you can face the situation of waiting in long queues for your turn in hospital. As a result, visiting a travel clinic is an ideal option because all the formalities can be completed quickly and on time.

Moreover, you can get travel guidance from such clinics, which you cannot expect from the hospitals.  Here are some of the important vaccines that are provided to the travelers visiting Switzerland-

Hepatitis A- There is a chance of getting Hepatitis A mainly due to contaminated water and food in Switzerland.  Therefore, it is always recommended to get this vaccine before heading up of the trip.

Hepatitis B-The main cause of this disease is the use of contaminated needles, tattoo, piercing, and other blood products. It is likely that a traveler may face any one of them while their visit to Switzerland, so to safeguard one’s life, getting hepatitis B vaccine is must.

Rabies- Rabies is a common disease because of the large population of bats found in Switzerland, which are the reasons for rabies.  However, rabies is a disease that is commonly found in dogs but in Switzerland they are not that risky as bats.  Often the travelers are involved in outdoor activities, which include working with or around bats, so they tend to face rabies more. So, it is always better to be on safe side and get rabies vaccine before travelling.

Other vaccines- Apart from all the aforementioned vaccines, there are still some essential vaccines that a traveler must get. This may include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, and yearly flu shot.