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Immunization For Travellers

Immunization For Travellers

Due to differing climates, flora and fauna, standards and styles of living, it is easy to see why different diseases are endemic (constantly present) in different countries. However, only the infectious diseases pose a risk to the international traveller. The risk is relatively small if the traveller takes proper precautions, such as observing food hygiene, protecting against insect bites, and getting immunized against certain infectious diseases.

A distinction should be made between immunizations required by law by countries for entry into their territory and immunizations recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for general protection against certain diseases.

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