Trying to AVOID getting a Yellow Fever Vaccination.
Choose your destination carefully. The easiest way to prevent yellow fever is to avoid traveling to a yellow fever country. The disease is nationally or regionally endemic in 34 African countries, including popular tourist destinations like Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and Uganda.This map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives a complete list of affected countries.
It is good to know that the Peruvian government has hada successful erradication program but I think Poster 2 and 3 make good points. My reading of the situation is that if I as an Australian travelled to Peru and did not have the Yellow Fever documentation to prove I had the shots before heading over there I would have difficulty getting back into Australia even though I am anaustralia citizen.
Yellow fever vaccine is a vaccine that protects against yellow fever. Yellow fever is a viral infection that occurs in Africa and South America. Most people begin to develop immunity within ten days and 99 percent are protected within one month of vaccination, and this appears to be lifelong. The vaccine can be used to control outbreaks of disease. It is given either by injection into a muscle.
A report giving the results for South America (Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chili, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, British, Dutch and French Guiana) of the world survey of yellow fever immunity distribution, carried out by the Rockefeller Foundation with the co-operation of the governments concerned. The report should be consulted in its entirety by those interested in the subject, as it.
The yellow fever virus is found mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and South America. U.S. travelers very rarely are infected with yellow fever, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus is transmitted by infected mosquitos, and most people do not experience any symptoms or they are very mild. Those who do experience symptoms can have chills.
Yellow fever is a viral disease of typically short duration. In most cases, symptoms include fever, chills, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle pains particularly in the back, and headaches. Symptoms typically improve within five days. In about 15% of people, within a day of improving the fever comes back, abdominal pain occurs, and liver damage begins causing yellow skin.
Yellow Fever Risk Areas. These are areas where the virus is present in monkeys and is a potential risk to humans as defined by the World Health Organisation. Some of these countries demand a yellow fever certificate from travellers as a condition of entry to their country. Many of these, and other countries, will ask you for a certificate if.