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South Sudan Travel Health Advice

Visitors to South Sudan should make sure they've been vaccinated against yellow fever, typhoid, tetanus, polio, measles, hepatitis A and meningococcal meningitis. A yellow fever certificate is required by those arriving from an infected country. A hot and humid country, Malaria is rife and dengue fever occurs, so precautions against mosquito bites should be taken. An outbreak of Rift Valley Fever, spread by mosquitoes, killed over 222 people between November 2007 and January 2008. Cholera outbreaks occur. Water and food-borne diseases are common and travellers should purify drinking water and carry anti-diarrhoeal drugs. AIDS is a growing problem. Visitors should ensure they have comprehensive medical insurance, which should include evacuation by air ambulance.


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Cholera, Dengue Fever, Giardiasis, Hepatitis A, HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Malaria, Meningococcal disease, Tetanus, Typhoid fever, Typhus fever, Yellow fever

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