Kyrgyzstan Travel Health Advice
There is a small risk of malaria from June to November in Kyrgyzstan, mainly in the areas bordering Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, but most cases are in areas rarely frequented by tourists and a generous amount of bug spray should be sufficient to ward off the disease. Visitors are recommended to drink bottled water only. Medical care and medical supplies are limited and it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English. Comprehensive medical insurance is advised, which should include air evacuation. Update regular vaccines including the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis and polio vaccines, as well as the yearly flu shot. Some travellers may at risk of contracting hepatitis A and B, typhoid, yellow fever and rabies (when coming into contact with animals); and should therefore seek the appropriate vaccinations and take the necessary medical precautions.
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