Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is viral respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (MERS‐CoV). It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries. Most people identified as infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Although it is low risk to most travellers it has a 35% fatality rate, so you should seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms during or after travel, ensuring your travel history is mentioned.
Travel Vaccinations for Iraq
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Iraq
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 Iraq
Iraq is a country steeped in history, and this shown in abundance throughout the nation. However, due to unrest, travellers are advised against journeying to this country unless it is essential. For those who decide to visit, it is the old home of Babylonia and Alexander the Great, and its past remains preserved as visitors can explore famous landmarks, such as the ancient city of Ctesiphon. The country also has a rich religious tradition, illustrated by the number of places of worship that remain in Iraq from centuries ago– including Samarra’s 9th-century mosque. For a more general insight into the country’s history, it would be beneficial to visit the National Museum of Iraq, situated in the capital city of Baghdad.
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: