Bangladesh Travel Health Advice
Medical facilities aren't close to the quality of most western hospitals and travellers with serious conditions should seek help outside of the country. Before travellers arrive they should consult a physician four to six weeks in advance to receive necessary immunisations and begin taking anti-malaria and typhoid medication. Malaria medication is needed for all areas outside of Dhaka. Make sure all ordinary immunisations are current. Hepatitis A and B immunisations are recommended as well as rabies and Japanese encephalitis for travellers to rural communities and the outdoors. Tuberculosis is also on the rise in Bangladesh. Travellers' diarrhoea is the most common affliction. Make sure to drink bottled water and be sceptical of undercooked foods. A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers older than one year of age arriving from a yellow-fever infected area.
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