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 Vaccinations for Micronesia
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Micronesia
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 Micronesia
Comprising more than 600 islands scattered across the Western Pacific Ocean, the Federated States of Micronesia incorporates four distinctly separate island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. Although the islands are grouped together under one name, they are diverse in their culture and identity, with over 14 different languages being spoken, despite English being the official language and the US dollar the only accepted currency.
Diving experts will no-doubt know of Chuuk, renowned for its wreck diving. It’s sometimes referred to as an underwater museum, so plentiful are the examples of wreck WWII vessels, and the diving and snorkelling opportunities are ranked among the best in the world. Yap is the most unaffected by Western culture of all the islands, with locals still trading using a stone currency, dressing in traditional garments and embracing music and dance in their lifestyle.
The remoteness of these islands so rich in stunning natural beauty makes them difficult to get to, but there is an ‘island hopper’ flight which runs several times per week stopping on each of the islands. For those travellers who make the distance, the delights of awe-inspiring views, unspoilt isolated beaches and ancient ruins await.
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:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in the Federated States of Micronesia.