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Uganda Travel Health Advice

Travellers' diarrhoea is the most common complaint for visitors to Uganda. Recommended vaccinations include hepatitis A and typhoid. In recent years a Hepatitis E outbreak in northern Uganda killed dozens of people and infected thousands more so it is advised that visitors take precautions if visiting the area. All visitors require vaccination against yellow fever. Cholera outbreaks occur occasionally, but most travellers are at low risk for infection; bottled water is widely available. Malaria and HIV/AIDS are widespread. Outbreaks of the plague and meningitis occur and visitors should insure that vaccinations are up to date. Uganda has also seen an outbreak of Ebola in the past and although not an issue any longer, it is advised visitors be aware. Incidents of sleeping sickness are on the rise, carried by tsetse flies. Limited health facilities are available outside of Kampala. Comprehensive medical insurance is advised.


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African Sleeping Sickness, Cholera, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Malaria, Meningococcal disease, Plague, Typhoid fever, Yellow fever

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