Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.
Travel Vaccinations for Bangladesh
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Bangladesh
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 Bangladesh
Bangladesh is situated on the Bay of Bengal. Its many waterways, including the Padma, Meghna and Jamuna rivers, mean that a common mode of transport is by boat. Wildlife lovers head to the South coast of Bangladesh to see the royal Bengal tiger in the huge mangrove forest of the Sundarbans. Formerly known as East Pakistan, Bangladesh gained independence after a civil war in 1971.
The capital, Dhaka, is a cacophony of noise and activity, a thriving metropolis with a population that increases by the day. Other major cities include Chittagong, a commercial centre and seaport, and Sylhet, one of the holiest sites in the country and home to the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Shahjalal.
Whether you’re heading to the jungles and riverways, the cities or the beaches, Bangladesh holds a special attraction for travellers who like to go off the beaten path and stay away from the mass tourist spots. Here you can discover archaeological and historical sites, beaches, picnic spots and waterfalls.
Before visiting Bangladesh, it is important you receive the appropriate travel vaccinations to help you stay safe. Food and water borne illnesses are common and it is strongly advisable to have Hepatitis A and Typhoid injections and be up to date with your tetanus injections. We can supply you with travellers’ diarrhoea packs to help reduce the severity of illnesses too. Other important vaccines are rabies, Cholera, Japanese encephalitis and Hepatitis B.
Book a consultation with one of our specialist nurses and they will take you through the risks of visiting the country and how to minimise these. Part of Bangladesh also has malaria risks so equip yourself with antimalarials prior to departure.
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:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria in Cox Bazaar district and Chittagong district. There is a low to no risk in the rest of the country and anti-malarials are not normally advised in these areas.