Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Traveling to Africa? A Must Have Vaccination For Yellow Fever

Africa is one of the common holiday destination for the New Yorkers. But, there are certain diseases such as typhoid, hepatitis A and B that are common in almost all the African Countries. Therefore, proper travel vaccinations for the people of NYC are very important before traveling to any African country.
Yellow fever is one of the most common diseases in tropical areas of West and Central African countries. Therefore, vaccination for yellow fever is the foremost thing to be considered before planning a trip to any African Country.

Yellow fever is a viral disease that spreads due to a female mosquito bite. The bite releases RNA virus in the body that starts illness. It can be fatal and dangerous for human but there is no permanent damage caused to the body.

The symptom for yellow fever includes headaches, fever, vomiting, back pain, or stomach ache. It can also damage the liver by jaundice that further causes yellow skin tone. Symptoms start showing at early days of infection such as three to six days.

The diagnosis of yellow fever is done by the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), after six to ten days of illness. However, this disease can be prevented by taking proper vaccination before visiting areas where yellow fever is a common disease. The vaccination last for 10 years.

Therefore, it is always advisable to take proper vaccination shots before visiting African countries. Even if you had vaccination before, you should always discuss it with your doctor to be on a safer side.

However, you need to look for a travel clinic that provides vaccines shots for this disease. In addition, make sure to interact with doctors before your trip to get health safety instructions.