Travellers to Africa, S. America advised to take guard against yellow fever

Sri Lankans travelling to African and South American countries have been advised to get inoculated against yellow fever, a Health Ministry official said.

Dr. K. Ranatunga, head of the Health Ministry’s Ports Assistance Unit, said a valid vaccination card confirming the passenger had been vaccinated is necessary to obtain visas to African, South American countries or countries that are on a World Health Organisation list because of the high prevalence of the disease in those regions.

Countries on the WHO list are: Sudan, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Niger, Benin, Cameroons, Chad, Eritrea, Gambia, Senegal, Central African Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia, Surinam, Peru, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay.

Dr. Ranatunga said those planning to visit Africa or South America should go to the Health Ministry’s Ports Assistance Unit located at the Medical Research Institute in Borella and get themselves vaccinated.

The unit also provides vaccination against meningitis to Sri Lankan pilgrims going on Haj.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Other News Articles
Thousands of Saudi jobs at stake
3 children raped daily in Sri Lanka
UNP annual sessions as scheduled: Ranil
No more extensions: 12,000 public servants must retire this year
Dpl. sent on French leave
President at C’wealth Games: Questions over Hambantota
No goal posts for Chinthana MDGs
Ban or big bang?
Southern harbour to receive ship next month
Dayasiri J. counters party allegations
Wheeler-dealing vehicle yard busted after several years
Poster crackdown: Opposition sees red over police green excuse
MR: Like JR and beyond
Leader Editor: Fonseka said he heard white flag story from third party
Nothing personal: UNP
Health Minister pledges to implement Bibile policy
Budget 2011: Increased Govt. expenditure to stimulate growth
World’s first cinnamon museum in Matara
Family found guilty in most child rape cases
Crisis brews over 183 Sinhala families seeking state land in Jaffna
Travellers to Africa, S. America advised to take guard against yellow fever
Lankan reptiles not for export or exploitation, says environmentalist
Resume Trinco-Mutur sea link: EPC makes plea to President
Let’s rise to the occasion
Spotlight turns again on human smuggling


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 2010 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution