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Travel Vaccinations for Chad

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Chad

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
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
Typhoid
From £60
Yellow Fever + Certificate
From £83

Vaccines Advised To Some Chad Visitors

Meningitis ACWY + Certificate
From £70
Rabies
From £75
Cholera (oral)
From £40
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
There is a risk of Malaria in Chad. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Chad

Chad, located in the Sahel region of Africa, is a country with a troubled past, with civil war and political unrest making it a risky destination for the average tourist. If you’re considering making Chad your next destination, be prepared to experience Africa at its most extreme. Chad is beautiful, with desert oasis and stunning wildlife – yet at the same time it is inhospitable and unpredictable.

For those who brave the scorching temperatures and difficult transportation, Chad is a wonderland for wildlife enthusiasts. The waters of Lake Chad form one of the largest wetlands in Africa, attracting elephants, rhinos, giraffes, leopards and lions, as well as reptiles and spectacular birds. This is one of the few places in the world unchanged by modern concerns. Tribes people are proud of their heritage, and unlike the landscape, are welcoming to travellers. In the capital, N’Djamena, you’ll find comfortable accommodation, the Chad National Museum, and incredible sunset views.

If you’re looking for a destination that will take you out of your comfort zone and provide unforgettable experiences unlike any other, Chad certainly fits the bill!

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:

Malaria and regions within country:

The entire country is at high risk of P.Falciparum malaria and anti-malarial medication is advised.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Rift Valley fever

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, fever-causing viral disease that usually affects domesticated animals (such as cattle and sheep), but can also infect and cause illness in humans. The majority of human infections are caused by direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

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.

West Nile virus

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 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

African tick bite fever

Bacterial infection from bite from infected ticks. Most common between April-November and in rural, camping and hiking areas. Causes redness around site of bite and symptoms usually within 2 weeks, such as fever, muscle pain, headache and rash.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50

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.

Trypanosomiasis

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tsetse fly, which is only found in rural Africa. Initial symptoms include severe headache, insomnia, enlarged lymph nodes, anaemia and rash.

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

Additional Health Risks Information for Chad

If you are travelling to Chad, whether for work or for pleasure, be aware of the current state of political unrest, and the accompanying difficulties this presents for visitors. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all travel to the northern part of the country, and against all but essential travel to the south of Chad. Be particularly vigilant when close to borders, and in the Lake Chad area, where a state of emergency is in place.

Travelling within the country can be hazardous for a number of reasons. The poor state of the roads means a 4×4 is a necessity, and most vehicles are not well maintained. Roads may be impassable during the rainy season from July to October. Travel in a convoy if at all possible, and carry enough food and fuel for your entire journey. You will require official authorisation to travel anywhere outside of the capital, N’Djamena.

Chad is high risk for malaria and Yellow fever, it is advisable to visit a Travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines, medications and advice before you travel.

Hospitals in N’Djamena are extremely limited in the treatments they can provide. They are often affected by strikes and a lack of facilities and equipment. Waterborne and mosquito-borne diseases are common in Chad. Drink only bottle water, and take particular care over your food as it may not have been prepared with good hygiene standards.

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