Yellow Fever and Vaccination at Globetrotters Travel Clinics

Hounslow, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 19, 2008 -- As per the information available on WHO's (World Health Organisation) website, the cases of Yellow Fever has risen and even more and more countries are reporting such cases as number of Mosquito habitats are increasing. It has been found that there is still a large unvaccinated population in both Africa and the Americas. This viral presence can amplify into regular epidemics.

Hence, Vaccinations is the single most important measure for preventing yellow fever. Yellow fever vaccine is safe and highly effective. The effect of immunity against Yellow Fever occurs within one week of 95% of people who have undergone vaccination. Vaccination provides protection for more than 10 years and probably for life.

As per WHO's website, the risk to life from Yellow Fever is far greater than the risk from the vaccine, so those who may be exposed to yellow fever should be protected by vaccinations. If there is no risk of exposure, for example, if a person will not be visiting an endemic area, there is no necessity to receive the vaccination. The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommends routine childhood Vaccinations.

Travellers visiting to high-risk areas are highly recommended for Vaccinations.There are many countries who ask for a vaccination certificate to allow entry to their countries, particularly for travellers arriving in Asia from Africa or South America as fatal cases in unvaccinated tourists have been reported.

Globetrotters Travel Clinics is one of the accredited Yellow Fever Centres offering Travel Vaccination, Complete Pre-Travel and Post-Travel health screenings and advice to individuals and business travellers regarding their health.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 18, 2008 at 5:36 am
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