Yellow fever is a serious infection, spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It is not contagious among infected humans, & is most common in areas of high mosquito density.
If you are travelling to parts of sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Central America and Trinidad in the Caribbean, it is recommended that you have the yellow fever vaccination. To book an appointment, give us a call or contact us online.
Commonly affected locations
Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Central America, the Caribbean
Symptoms of yellow fever begin around three days after being infected, & include:
- fever (body temperature of 38C & above)
- muscle pain
- loss of appetite.
In more serious cases, symptoms include:
- jaundice (the yellowing of the skin that gives the disease its name)
- bleeding from the eyes, mouth, or nose
- passing blood in the stool