Is it okay because it is Africa?
We often hear worried voices, but it is okay if we take restraint and take precautionary measures. However, it is true that some countries and regions have risks such as yellow fever, malaria, Ebola, and cholera, so gather information in advance. If you’re not feeling well because of fatigue on a long trip, changes in the environment, or food, you may want to have a regular medicine that you’re used to.
About yellow fever
Yellow fever is transmitted by being bitten by mosquitoes, mainly Aedes mosquitoes. It is a systemic infection. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and nausea. There is no direct human-to-human transmission. If you are traveling to a destination country, you must be vaccinated before traveling. Vaccines are only available at designated facilities. Yellow fever vaccine and yellow card.
Yellow fever vaccine and yellow card.
After vaccination, a yellow card called a yellow card (yellow fever vaccination certificate) will be issued. Some countries require you to show a yellow card when entering the country, and you may not be able to enter the country without a card. Because yellow fever is a live vaccine, it can only be vaccinated by the organization designated by the early booking system. Also, be aware that you cannot inject anything for a month after vaccination.
* This information is subject to change without prior notice due to the yellow fever epidemic and the circumstances of each country. We recommend that you check the latest vaccine information in advance.
* Even countries / regions that do not require yellow fever vaccines do not mean that they are not at risk of developing yellow fever. Vaccines are recommended if your destination is a country or region at risk of becoming infected with yellow fever.
How long is the yellow fever vaccination certificate (yellow card) valid?
Since July 11, 2016, the expiration date has changed from ’10 days after vaccination for 10 years’ to ‘valid for 10 days after vaccination’. Even if you already have a yellow card and the validity period has expired, it will be considered for life. No renewal procedures are required, so keep the yellow card you purchased for life so you don’t lose it. Take it with your passport when you travel to the destination country.
About Malaria In West and Central Africa, malaria requires attention, a disease transmitted and transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito. Malaria control As there is still no preventive vaccine, it is better to prevent Anopheles mosquito bites. Dress to minimize skin exposure, such as cutting long sleeves, and prepare insect repellent. It is up to the person to decide whether to take it or not, but you can ask your doctor to prescribe preventive medications in Japan. In Africa, over-the-counter drugs are sold in pharmacies.