Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (MERS‐CoV). It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries. Most people identified as infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Although it is low risk to most travellers it has a 35% fatality rate, so you should seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms during or after travel, ensuring your travel history is mentioned.
Travel Vaccinations for Bahrain
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Bahrain
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 Bahrain
Bahrain is an island country in the Persian Gulf and is often overlooked as a holiday destination– much to the detriment of anyone who elects not to visit. The country has grown into a perfect representation of a successful Gulf nation, with the fact it hosts an annual Formula 1 Grand Prix illustrating just how far it has come. The capital city of Manama is a diverse and fascinating city, home to the Bahrain National Museum, showcasing artefacts from the ancient Dilmun Empire.
Inquisitive visitors can enjoy pearl diving tours at Ras Rayyah Port, where divers collect as many as 60 oysters. Any pearls found inside yours to keep. If you are looking for culinary delights, look no further than Haji’s Cafe 1950, where their recipe for grilled meat has remained unchanged for 70 years.
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: