Yellow Fever Vaccine in RSA

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  1. skinafrika

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    Yes it is very common in Southern Africa and it makes you very sick.Those red devils are so small sometimes you can't see it ,and the places it crawls into my oh my:mad:.
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    I, like E, have been through Dakar several times now with no Yellow fever vac. The local health nurse didn't recommend it so I didn't get it. Maybe I got lucky?
     
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    Custom I wish you could come to my seminar Saturday at the Dallas Safari Club show We are covering just this as part of our talk, Africa-What's Stopping You
    Hep A & B plus Tetanus booster are required. Malaria only if you are going basically way north and the CDC website and your own Doctor can advise you best. If you do Atlanta direct to Joberg on Delta with no stop in Dakar as you do with SAA then no Yellow Fever vaccination is needed. My wife is registered Medical Technologist and she relies on the CDC website and our doctor. Did get Tick Fever on safari #4 a 10 day treatment with Doxicillin cured the problem. Only 2 types of ticks can give Tick Fever and each has a very specific antibiotic for treatment but unless you hunt very early in the season you probably won't have a problem. It just makes you feel ill and lethargic for a few days. Good luck on your hunt and don't worry so much you should be fine.
     
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    Cliffy does this mean that it IS required if travelling through Dakar without deplaning?
     
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    List of countries for which a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for
    entry into South Africa.


    Angola
    Argentina
    Benin
    Bolivia
    Brazil
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cameroon
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    Colombia
    Guinea-Bissau
    Congo
    Côte d’Ivoire
    Democratic Republic
    of the Congo
    Ecuador
    Equatorial Guinea
    Ethiopia
    French Guyana
    Gabon
    Gambia
    Ghana
    Guinea
    Kenya
    Liberia
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Rwanda
    Sao Tome and
    Principe
    Senegal
    Sierra Leone
    Somalia
    Sudan
    Suriname
    Togo
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Uganda
    United Republic of Tanzania
    Venezuela
    Zambia

    South Africa - Revised requirements for Yellow Fever vaccination

    21 SEPTEMBER 2011 - The National Department of Health from the Republic of South Africa informed WHO that it considered that travellers from countries with low risk of yellow fever transmission still pose a risk of yellow fever importation into the country and that proof of yellow fever vaccination will be required from all travellers (unless in possession of a valid waiver certificate) coming from yellow fever risk countries - including Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. Also, all travellers transiting airports in these countries will have to show proof of yellow fever vaccination at entry in the Republic of South Africa.

    The South African yellow fever vaccination policy for travellers can be consulted on the National Department of Health website.


    http://www.doh.gov.za/docs/policy/2011/draft_yellowfever.pdf
     
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    Cliffy, I have been bitten by a "bad" tick here in MO and did the 10 day treatment before Lyme symptoms set in. Had the bullseye rash. After that experience, we rely on the "NATO" method of prevention - permanone spray on our clothing and DEET on our skin. Is that recommended while on safari? Can we take those products in with us?

    What do you call "early season"? We will be there in mid-May.
     
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    Excellent Advice!!!
     

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