Travel Vaccinations for Comoros

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Comoros

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
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Typhoid
From £60
Rabies
From £75
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
There is a risk of Malaria in Comoros. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Comoros

The remote cluster of islands that make up Comoros, off the East coast of Africa are a charming paradise of white sandy beaches, tropical rainforest and desert landscapes. The Comoros Islands are sometimes nicknamed ‘Cloud Coup Coup’, as the country has experienced 20 coups or coup attempts since it gained independence from France in 1975. The official languages are French and Arabic, although most locals speak their own language, known as Shikomor (Comorian), and each of the islands has its own dialect. Due to the relative isolation of Comoros, this can be an expensive place to visit, but it’s well worth the trip to experience a complete contrast to a typical beach holiday!

If walking and trekking is your thing, head to Grande Comore, the largest of the islands and home to Mt Karthala, the largest active volcano in the world. It erupts on average once every 11 years, the last time being in December 2005. The spectacular landscape created by the volcanic eruptions makes for a hiking experience unlike any other. Grande Comore is also the most developed of the Comoros Islands, and is the destination of choice for romantic couples looking for an idyllic beach escape.

The smallest island, Mohéli, is popular with fans of wildlife and marine mammals, with snorkelling in the colourful coral reefs and dolphin and whale watching in abundance. Anjouan Island is often referred to as the ‘pearl of the Comoros’, thanks to its exotic and beautiful landscape. The fourth island Mayotte is still under French administration. It offers the same beautiful sandy beaches and excellent water sports, with a French feel.

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 Comoros islands have a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout. Anti-malarial medication is always 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

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 Comoros

The Comoros Islands are generally considered to be a safe place to visit, with low crime levels and no recent terrorism-related incidents. If you’re travelling by sea there is a threat from piracy, particularly off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden. There is a designated High Risk Area, which you should not enter. Visitors to the Comoros Islands shouldn’t be too complacent despite the low crime levels, and take sensible precautions to keep themselves and their belongings safe from pickpockets and muggers. Avoid walking in unlit areas at night, and travel as part of a group if possible.

All three islands of Comoros is high risk for malaria, it is advisable to visit a Travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines, medications and advice before you travel.

The islands can be affected by tropical cyclones at certain times during the year. The active volcano, Karthala, on Grande Comore most recently erupted in 2007. Although there is no information about an imminent eruption, it’s advisable to check local information and news before making a trip to the island.

Medical facilities on all of the three Comoros Islands are limited, and affected by frequent interruptions to the power and water supplies. Carry a good supply of any prescription medication you need, and ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place.

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