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Travel Vaccinations for Cambodia

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Cambodia

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.

Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Japanese Encephalitis
From £99
Rabies
From £75
Typhoid
From £60
Cholera (oral)
From £40
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
There is a risk of Malaria in Cambodia. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Cambodia

Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia bordering Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, and like its neighbours, there is so much to do! From visiting the temples of Angkor, taking a trip down the rivers or just unwinding on the beach soaking up the sun, there’s something for everyone. Cambodia does have a monsoon season from May until November where there are tropical rain storms. The first half of the season tends to be very warm and humid with rain storms while the second half of the season will see the temperatures drop and cool off slightly but still be very wet. March to May is when the sun is at its hottest with temperatures reaching around 35°C degrees.

For those who like to explore the cultural side of the country, head to the temples of Angkor which are near Siem Reap. When you enter the temples you must remember to cover up your knees and shoulders as a mark of respect to their traditions. For an adventure, try out Cardamom Mountains and enjoy a jungle trek through the largest mangrove forest in South East Asia. Shopping in Cambodia can be quite fun – you can haggle for almost anything from souvenirs to meals in restaurants.

To ensure that your exploration of Cambodia stays uninterrupted, make sure you get the appropriate travel vaccinations before setting out. Our team of nurses can provide you with all the information you need, so book a consultation at one of our travel clinics. Standard vaccinations include Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Tetanus. Other risks include Rabies, Hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis and in some instances Cholera.

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:

 

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Scrub typhus

Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a bacterial disease that is spread to people through bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). Common symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, and sometimes rash. It can usually be treated with antibiotics, however people with severe illness may develop organ failure and bleeding, which can be fatal if left untreated.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Zika virus

Zika virus is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are most active during the day, especially during mid-morning, then late afternoon and dusk through to evening. For most people it's a very mild infection with minor or no symptoms, but is more of a risk to pregnant woman as it could result in certain birth defects.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Leishmaniasis

A parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (the most common): Causes skin lesions, mainly ulcers on exposed parts of the body, causing scars and serious disability. 90% of cases are in the Americas, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Asia. Visceral Leishmaniasis (the most dangerous): Causes enlarged spleen and liver, anaemia, weight loss and irregular bouts of fever. Highly endemic in the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Mucotaneous (the least common): Causes partial or total destruction of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and throat. Most cases are found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also called bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. Avoid swimming in fresh water rivers, streams and lakes if you can. You often don't have any symptoms at first, but after a few weeks may develop a rash, high temperature, cough, diarrhoea and joint pain. Schistosomiasis can usually be treated successfully with a short course of a medication that kills the worms.

Additional Health Risks Information for Cambodia

Visitors to Cambodia should be aware of personal safety and security at all times. While most Cambodians are friendly, crime is an issue in the country, and tourists are particularly vulnerable to theft, attacks and scams. Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings when out and about in Cambodia.

The country is affected by landmines and unexploded bombs. Mine areas may not be marked, so stick to main routes, particularly in rural areas. Vehicles, including cars, motorbikes and even boats, are often poorly maintained and dangerous to use, so road accidents are common. If you’re planning on using a tourist boat, take note of the weather conditions and satisfy yourself that it is safe to do so, as some operators continue to run despite weather warnings in place.

Be particularly aware of avoiding animals as rabies is prevalent. Mosquito borne disease like, dengue fever and the Zika virus are present, use 50% deet over your sunscreen during the day to prevent mosquito bites. It is a Japanese encephalitis endemic area, discuss the option of vaccination with a travel clinic before you travel. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant you should not visit Cambodia.

Public health centres, hospitals and clinics in Cambodia are very poor, and often do not exist outside major cities. Depending on your condition, you may need to be evacuated to a neighbouring country for treatment, so ensure that you have appropriate travel insurance in place should this become necessary.

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