Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is caused by a virus that is transmitted through mosquitoes. It is prevalent in parts of Africa and South / Central America.

Symptoms include high fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and muscular pain.

In some patient’s the symptoms may progress to a more severe toxic phase which can cause jaundice, bleeding and kidney failure. The treatment is largely supportive and the mortality rate is up to 50%.

Prevention is the best strategy against yellow fever. Avoiding mosquito bites is important (including using repellants, covering exposed areas of skin, use of mosquito nets). There is also a vaccine against yellow fever. This is required if travelling to a region where yellow fever is present. Also some countries require a yellow fever vaccination certificate if you are travelling from a yellow fever country.

Key points:
• Can only be administered by a recognised yellow fever centre (we use a trusted local centre that offer quick and convenient on the day appointments)
• Must be at least 4 weeks gap between administering yellow fever and MMR vaccines
• Cost of vaccine and certificate £80

Please contact us for further information.