What is the Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever is a serious, potentially life-threatening disease caused by a virus. The most common symptoms are fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and weakness. In severe cases, the virus can lead to bleeding from the eyes, nose or mouth; liver failure; and can even lead to death.
There are a few common misconceptions about yellow fever that need to be addressed. The first is that yellow fever is only found in Africa. This is not true; while the disease is most common in Africa, it also occurs in South America and parts of Asia. The second misconception is that yellow fever is only transmitted by mosquitoes. This is also not true; the virus can be transmitted through contact with infected blood or body fluids. The third misconception is that yellow fever is not a serious disease. This could not be further from the truth; as mentioned before, yellow fever can lead to serious complications and death.
It is important to educate yourself about yellow fever before travelling to an endemic area. vaccine can help protect you from this potentially deadly disease. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated and make sure you are up-to-date on all of your vaccinations before travelling. Stay safe and healthy!
How is Yellow Fever transmitted?
How can I protect myself against Yellow Fever?
Can Yellow Fever result in serious illness or complications?
Which individuals are at heightened risk from Yellow Fever?
The best way to prevent Yellow Fever is through vaccination.
The best way to prevent Yellow Fever is through vaccination. The vaccine is called YF-vax and is available at travel clinics and health care providers approved by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Swift Clinics is an approved provider of Yellow Fever vaccnation and can provide WHO and PHAC accepted Yellow Fever vaccination certificates, including a stamp. It is important to get the vaccine at least ten days before you travel to an area where Yellow Fever is present. If you are already in an area or about to travel to an area with Yellow Fever, vaccination may still be advisable depending on your risk and itinerary, as evalauted by your healthcare provider.
Why is it important to get vaccinated against Yellow Fever?
What types of vaccines are available for Yellow Fever?
How long before travel should I get vaccinated for Yellow Fever?
How long does protection from Yellow Fever Vaccines last?
Which countries and regions present a higher risk of Yellow Fever transmission?
There are many countries and regions where Yellow Fever transmission occurs. Some of these include:
For a complete list of countries and regions at risk for Yellow Fever transmission, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.
If you are travelling to any of these areas, it is important to talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated against Yellow Fever. The YF-VAX vaccine is the only vaccine licensed in Canada, and it is available through Swift Clinics.
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Disclaimer : This general information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider.