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 Vaccinations for Dominican Republic
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Dominican Republic
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 Dominican Republic
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean country. It is also the most diverse country in the area in terms of geography, nature and people, with impressive peaks in the region of Pico Duarte, 6,000 species of flora and a varied cultural make up of Taino, European and African. Furthermore, Dominican Republic boasts 1,600 kilometres of coastline, which is home to some of the world’s most picture-perfect beaches.
The passion of the Dominican population cannot be ignored, as they take pride in their love of music and dance– the genres of merengue, bachata and son in particular. There is also plethora of culinary delights available to sample, with the dish typically served being the bandera dominicana (Dominican flag). This consists of rice and beans with chicken or meat, a side salad with avocado, and tostones, which are fried and flattened plantains.
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: