How Can You Prevent Yellow Fever Infection?

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Preventive Measures To Be Taken To Stop The Spread Of The Yellow Fever Infection.

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Haruna Kwandi Mathias 12 months 1 Answer 212 views Active Member 0

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  1. You can prevent Yellow fever through Yellow fever vaccine

    Yellow fever vaccine is given only at designated vaccination centers.

    After getting the vaccine, you should be given a stamped and signed “International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis” (yellow card). This certificate becomes valid 10 days after vaccination and is good for 10 years.

    You will need this card as proof of vaccination to enter certain countries. Travelers without proof of vaccination could be given the vaccine upon entry or detained for up to 6 days to make sure they are not infected.

    Discuss your itinerary with your doctor or nurse before you get your yellow fever vaccination. Consult your health department or visit CDC’s travel information website to learn yellow fever vaccine requirements and recommendations for different countries.

    Other preventive measures

    Another way to prevent yellow fever is to avoid mosquito bites by:

    1. staying in well-screened or air-conditioned areas,
    2. wearing clothes that cover most of your body,
    3. using an effective insect repellent, such as those containing DEET.

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