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 Honduras
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Honduras
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 Honduras
The Central American country of Honduras has a long Caribbean Sea coastline to the North, with the Bay lslands offshore, which are a popular diving destinations part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. To the South is a much smaller area of coastline with the Pacific Ocean, sandwiched between El Salvador and Nicaragua.
These exceptional coastlines and beaches, combined with the colonial villages of Gracias, Comayagua, ancient Mayan ruins at Copan and the Moskitia National Park means Honduras is a destination with lots to offer the adventurous traveller. Sadly, the country also has a reputation for gangs and violence, so caution is advised.
The capital, Tegucigalpa, is also the largest city, with an international airport, tourist-friendly amenities and westernised shopping areas. In the Northwest, another major hub is San Pedro Sula. If you’re looking to see a quieter and less Westernised example of city life, Comayagua, the former capital of Honduras, is a pretty colonial town with a cathedral and impressive Spanish architecture.
Exotic wildlife and rare species of birds, plants and insects are plentiful in Honduras’ national parks, as well as indigenous communities who still live according to the traditions of their ancestors. Join an organised tour where sights and activities include jungle waterfalls and night trekking, and to be sure of experiencing all the essential highlights.
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:
There is a variable risk of both P.Falciparum and P.Vivax malaria throughout the whole of Honduras.