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 El Salvador
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting El Salvador
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 El Salvador
The small Central American nation of El Salvador is known for stunning beaches lining its coast with the Pacific Ocean, fantastic surfing and a dramatic mountain landscape. San Salvador, the country’s capital, boasts a volcanic backdrop and plenty of culture to explore, including a number of museums. Although El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, it is also the most densely-populated – home to over 6.5 million people.
There are lots to see and do packed into a country that’s about the size of Wales. You can take a boat ride across lakes formed by volcanic craters, visit colourful villages and bustling craft markets, explore breathtaking scenery in the national parks or take a tour of civil war trenches – El Salvador is nothing if not diverse. There are several luxury beach resorts and spa hotels, or for those visitors looking for a more authentic Central American experience, you can stay on a coffee plantation, eating and drinking with the locals. San Salvador offers a good choice of restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, making El Salvador a truly up and coming destination.
Chikungunya in the Carribean/Americas
The outbreak of chikungunya virus infection in various Caribbean islands and the Americas is ongoing; WHO/PAHO has published further epidemiological data on countries reporting autochthonous transmission.
- Belize, 3 confirmed cases. Unchanged since Jan 9 report.
- Costa Rica, 250 confirmed.
- El Salvador, 145,403 suspected cases, 157 confirmed.
- Guatemala, 31,463 suspected cases, 415 confirmed.
- Honduras, 22,883 suspected cases, 14 confirmed.
- Nicaragua, 19,554 suspected cases, 4153 confirmed.
- Panama, 22 confirmed cases. Unchanged since Jan 9 report.
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a low to no risk of malaria throughout the country. Anti-malarial medication is not normally advised.