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Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is an infectious disease that is caused by Flavivirus. It is spread between human by the bite of yellow fever-infected mosquitoes, and the outbreak usually occurs in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa and South America. The word “yellow” comes from jaundice which is often found in the patients with yellow fever. Yellow fever can be prevented with a vaccine.

 
Symptoms of Yellow Fever
After the infection, the initial symptoms are fever, headache, abdominal pain and vomiting. The symptoms will improve for a while; then more serious symptoms occur which are bleeding from nose, mouth, eyes and liver failure which 5 percent of people with yellow fever enters this phrase. 
 
Who should receive yellow fever vaccine?
People age 9 months or older are recommended to have yellow fever vaccine. The Ministry of Health in Thailand has announced that yellow fever vaccine is a dangerous infectious disease and has issued regulations for people who will travel to or return from the countries with risk of fever transmission, 45 countries as follows:
 
1.   Republic of Bolivia
2.   Republic of Ecuador
3.   Republic of Panama
4.   Republic of Venezuela
5.   Federative Republic of Brazil
6.   French-Guiana
7.   Republic of Peru
8.   Republic of Columbia
9.   Cooperative Republic of Guyana 
10. Republic of Suriname
11. Republic of Angola
12. Republic of Burundi
13. Republic of Chad
14. Republic of Equatorial Guinea
15. Republic of Guinea Bissau
16. Republic of Gambia
17. Republic of Mali
18. Republic of Senegal
19. Republic of the Sudan
20. United Republic of Tanzania
21. Republic of Benin
22. Federal Republic of Cameroon
23. Democratic Republic of Congo
24. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
25. Republic of Ghana
26. Republic of Kenya
27. Islamic Republic of Mauritania
28. Republic of Rwanda
29. Republic of Sierra Leone
30. Republic of Togo
31. Burkina Faso
32. Central African Republic
33. Republic of Cote d’Ivore
34. Gabonese Republic
35. Republic of Guinea
36. Republic of Liberia
37. Republic of Niger
38. Democratic Republic of Sao Tome & Principe
39. Somali Democratic Republic
40. Republic of Uganda
41. Republic of the Congo
42. Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
43. Argentina Republic
44. Republic of Paraguay
45. Federal Republic of Nigeria
 
People who never receive yellow fever vaccine before or received yellow vaccine for more than 10 years are required to have yellow fever vaccinated and must provide yellow fever vaccination certificate not less than 10 days prior to travelling to or returning from the countries which have been declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas
 
Who should not get yellow fever vaccine?
1. People who are allergic to vaccine component
2. Baby younger than 6 months years old
3. People who have weakened immune system such as HIV/AIDS, cancer patients, patients with thymus disorder, patient who receive an organ transplant, or drug treatment that affect immune system.
 
Side Effects for Yellow Fever Vaccine
Severe allergic reactions include rash, swollen face, swollen neck, difficulty breathing or fast heart rate. If these symptoms appear after the vaccination, visit the physician immediately. Only a few people experience severe allergy to the shot.
 
Common mild allergic reactions are aches, soreness, redness or swelling where the shot is given which will be improved within 1-2 days. Besides, after having the vaccine, some also have low-grade fever, headache and muscle pain. If there are other symptoms, consult the doctor.
 
You may find our specialist here at General Medicie Center, Phyathai 2 Hopsital
Phyathai 2 Hospital
International Correspondence Center
 
Tel: +66-2617-2444 ext 2020 or 2047, Email: onestop@phyathai.com


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