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      Uganda

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      This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

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      Important health risks

      Malaria

      The malaria risk is high in the entire country. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning, in combination with the use of malaria tablets.

      In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible.

      Yellow fever

      There is a risk of yellow fever.

      Other insect-borne diseases

      Insects can transmit diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, zika, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness.

      Protect yourself against insects

      Tick-borne diseases

      Ticks can transmit diseases such as African tick bite fever.

      Rabies

      Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.

      Schistosomiasis

      There is a risk of infection with schistosomiasis when swimming or bathing in lakes and rivers.

      Altitude sickness

      You may experience altitude sickness in areas above 2500 metres.

      Other possible infections

      Other frequent health risks while travelling

      Read these tips before you leave.

      Vaccinations

      Yellow fever

      Mandatory

      Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory and must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre.

      Hepatitis A

      Recommended

      Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

      Update of basic vaccinations

      Recommended

      Polio

      Recommended

      A single booster of polio vaccination is recommended for all travellers to Asia or Africa aged 16 years or older.

      Other vaccinations

      Recommended for some travellers

      Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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