Vaccines suggested to all or any visitors:
- Hepatitis A
Vaccines suggested to some guests (long term travellers, travellers operating in risk areas):
- Hepatitis B
British travellers ought to conjointly guarantee they need adequate protection from contagious disease, epidemic parotitis and rubeola and infectious disease, that ar unremarkably given as a part of the childhood vaccination schedule.
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum and P.Vivax protozoal infection zones in areas of Afghanistan below 2000m capital of Afghanistan, Kandahar, Jalalabad, Herat, Qua ‘E-Ye currently and close aras are all affected (see map above).
Malaria chemoprophalaxis for top risk zones:
Chloroquine and Proguanil ought to solely be used if alternative anti-malarials can’t be tolerated, because it is a smaller amount effective in these regions.
Anti-malarial medication isn’t typically suggested for low to no risk zones.
Diseases gift that can’t be immunized against:
- Dengue fever
- Crimean-Congo fever
- Q fever
- Hepatitis E
- Stomach bugs/diarrhoea
Recent outbreaks (Past vi months):
August 2013: Asiatic cholera
There has been an endemic of Asiatic cholera within the region of Bakhshan within the north east of Afghanistan with 1400 cases rumored. Travellers ought to guarantee water is sterilized, food is grilled totally which smart standards of hygiene ar in situ.
March 2013: infectious disease
One case has been rumored in Nangarhar province within the east of the country. In 2012 there have been thirty seven rumored cases. Travellers ought to take smart hygiene, food and water precautions.
January 2013: typhoid fever
1147 suspected cases of typhoid fever are rumored in Afghanistan, the bulk rumored within the southern regions. Travellers ar suggested to follow smart personal hygiene also as taking food and water precautions.