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Yangon Travel warnings
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Recommended vaccinations for Yangon
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
There is considerable risk of malaria and prophylaxis is recommended. The choice is between Malarone , Doxycycline or Lariam . Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further.
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
Yellow fever - transit
Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present. If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.
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There was a rash of trouble due to sectarian clashes, but that has cooled down now. It was never really in high-traffic tourist areas anyway, just on the fri... read more »over 4 years ago
Malaria is a big problem in Myanmar. Not in Yangon or Mandalay, because the malaria mosquito doesn't exist in urban environments. but the majority of the Mya... read more »over 5 years ago