Travel Vaccinations for Ecuador

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Ecuador

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 B - Currently Unavailable ***
From £57
Hepatitis A
From £93
Rabies Vaccine - In Stock
From £75
Typhoid
From £60
Yellow Fever + certificate
From £83
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio
From £50
There is a risk of Malaria in Ecuador. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Ecuador

Ecuador straddles the equator on the West coast of South America, bordered by Colombia and Peru. It is known to be the most biodiverse country in the world, home to a huge number of species of hummingbirds and orchids, as well as a plethora of other incredible and rare wildlife. The landscape of Ecuador encompasses the highlands of the Andes, areas of Amazonian rainforest and the famously popular Galapagos Islands. The country includes the world’s highest active volcano, Cotopaxi, in the centre of the country.

Ecuador is divided into three quite distinct regions: Costa, Sierra and Oriente. Costa is the coast: hot, dry and filled with sandy beaches. Sierra is the centre of Ecuador: a mountainous region with a number of old colonial towns and local markets, perfect for travellers to use as a base. The lowlands of Oriente are the best place for wildlife watching. For visitors who want to explore the rainforest and jungle in Ecuador, the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is a good choice of destination.

The capital is Quito, the world’s second highest capital and a well-preserved Spanish colonial centre, with a number of religious and historically significant sites, as well as excellent nightlife, cuisine and other tourist attractions.

If you’re looking for an action-packed destination that will enable you to explore the wonders of South America in a relatively short trip, Ecuador is a great choice. There’s plenty to see and do in a country which is dwarfed by its neighbours, yet still manages to encompass everything you could want from an Amazonian adventure.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

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

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

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 Ecuador

Ecuador is situated in an area which places it at risk of seismic activity, including earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Travellers should be aware of any evacuation procedures in the area you are visiting. In the event of a volcanic eruption, the resulting dust, ash and fumes can be extremely harmful, so stay inside at all times with the doors and windows closed.

Tourists are advised against travel to some areas of Ecuador due to political unrest and demonstrations, although the protests are reported to be generally peaceful. You should also avoid areas immediately bordering with Columbia. As with any country, be vigilant about your own personal safety, especially in busy areas, and be aware of the risks tourists face from theft, pickpockets and scams.

Medical facilities in Ecuador may not be available, or may not be of a good standard, outside of major cities. Make sure you have a way to communicate your location and summon help by calling 991 in the event of an emergency, and ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place to cover repatriation for treatment if necessary. If you’re exploring in the rainforest or other rural areas, make sure your kit and clothing is suitable for the conditions, and carry a well-stocked medical kit with you at all times. You should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, as many non-vaccinated diseases, including the Zika Virus, are spread in this way.

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