What medical precautions should I take?December 16, 2010
A successful tour is dependent on you being taking some basic precautions before you leave.
You should visit your doctor and obtain advice on the latest health precautions, as vaccination requirements change all the time. Vaccines that may be recommended for travelers to Africa include those for tetanus, diphtheria, polio, typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies and meningitis. Some of these vaccines may not become effective immediately, or may require more than one dose, so make sure you obtain them enough in advance for them to be effective. Proof of vaccination (especially yellow fever, which is mandatory in most African countries) may be required for entry into a destination country.
If you are taking prescription drugs, make sure you have an adequate supply of medication for the duration of your tour, as well as a copy of your prescription.
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