West Nile virus (WNV) is spread by mosquitoes in many countries. There are usually no symptoms, although some people develop mild flu-like symptoms, nausea and skin rash. The virus is not contagious and should get better without any treatment.
Travel Vaccinations for Antigua and Barbuda
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Antigua and Barbuda
A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.
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Destination Information for Antigua and Barbuda
Two separate islands 28 miles apart, Antigua and Barbuda comprise a part of the Lesser Antilles, which can be found in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Spawning from a volcanic eruption approximately 30 million years ago, Antigua is distinguished by remarkable volcanic rocks, with Mount Obama rising to 1,330 feet on the western part of the island. Barbuda is famous for its picturesque scenery, as breath-taking lagoons found inland are surrounded by sandy beaches on the coastline.
These are not the only features which make Antigua and Barbuda stand out, as they exhibit an abundance of wildlife, in particular the world’s largest nesting colony of the Magnificent Frigate Bird. Tourism is the driving force of the economy, ensuring a warm welcome and a hospitable stay. This is alongside a wonderful climate, with summer highs of 32º C and trade winds ensuring it remains cool at night.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as: