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If you already have international certificate please bring it in order to get official uniform stamp. If you are first time traveler and do not have international certificate please inform us in advance as this may be needed for entry to certain country.

 

What is Yellow fever ?

Patients with yellow fever may be viremic (have virus in their blood) for 3 to 6 days before demonstrating symptoms. Initial symptoms include fever and chills, severe headache, back pain, general muscle aches, nausea, fatigue, and weakness. This phase may be followed by a short period of symptom remission.The toxic phase develops as the fever returns, with clinical symptoms including high fever, headache, back pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fatigue. Hepatic coagulopathy produces hemorrhagic symptoms, including hematemesis (black vomit), epistaxis (nose bleed), gum bleeding, and petechial and purpuric hemorrhages (bruising). Deepening jaundice and proteinuria frequently occur in severe cases.In the late stages of disease, patients can develop hypotension, shock, metabolic acidosis, acute tubular necrosis, myocardial dysfunction, and cardiac arrhythmia. Confusion, seizures, and coma can also occur. When epidemics occur in unvaccinated populations, case-fatality rates range from 15% to more than 50%. Secondary bacterial infections and kidney failure are complications. Symptoms of weakness and fatigue may last several months in people who recover.Those who recover from yellow fever generally have lasting immunity against subsequent infection.

 

Yellow fever vaccine is a live virus vaccine which has been used for several decades. A single dose confers immunity lasting 10 years or more. If a person is at continued risk of yellow fever infection, a booster dose is needed every 10 years. Adults and children over 9 months can take this vaccine.

This vaccine is only administered at designated yellow fever vaccination centers.

  • Who Should Receive Yellow Fever Vaccine. Persons aged ≥ 9 months who are traveling to or living in areas of South America and Africa where yellow fever infection is officially reported should be vaccinated. While yellow fever is a very rare cause of illness in travelers, many countries have regulations and requirements for yellow fever vaccination that must be met prior to entering the country.

     

    Laboratory personnel who might be exposed to virulent yellow fever virus or to concentrated preparations of the 17D vaccine strain by direct or indirect contact or by aerosols should also be vaccinated.

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