Vaccinations For Egypt - Which Vaccines Do I Need?
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Vaccinations for hepatitis A and typhoid are recommended for all travellers going to Egypt.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection endemic to Egypt. It is easily transmitted via contaminated foods, water or during contact with infected individuals. Most people who live in areas where hepatitis A is common have been exposed to the virus during their childhood and have developed immunity. Travellers from abroad, however, are at risk of falling ill, with possible complications such as liver damage and failure. The hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for all travellers going to Egypt.
The typhoid vaccine is highly recommended for travellers visiting Egypt. The Vi typhoid injection is given as a single injection which needs to be administered at least two weeks before entering the country.
Other Vaccines To Consider
Depending on your travel route and the activities you have planned, you may need additional vaccinations for your trip.
Hepatitis BThe hepatitis B vaccine is important for anyone who is likely to engage in close contact with the local population as well as anyone planning to work in healthcare while abroad. Hepatitis B is common in some parts of the Egyptian population and it is transmitted via blood transfusions, contaminated needles and sexual intercourse. It can lead to chronic liver disease.
Rabies90% of all patients who seek help for rabies post-exposure treatment in Egypt report that they have been bitten by a dog. Due to the large population of stray dogs in Egypt, rabies remains a problem. Post-exposure treatment is very effective in preventing the disease after a bite but it is not always at hand. Especially travellers planning a trip to a remote area should consider a rabies vaccine to stay protected.
TetanusIf it has been more than ten years since you last had a tetanus booster you may no longer be protected. You should aim to get your standard vaccinations up to date to avoid medical emergencies abroad.
Egypt is not known as a risk country for malaria.