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 Jordan
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Jordan
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 Jordan
An Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, this country is famed for its historic monuments and nature reserves. Jordan is best known as the site of Petra, which was made one of the New Wonders of the World in 2007. It was established as early as 312 B.C. and the city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Nicknamed the Rose City, it is the centrepiece of tourism in Jordan, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
Another unique attraction is the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on earth– 431 metres below sea level. Here salts and minerals found in the water have rejuvenating properties, meaning your skin will definitely thank you for making this trip!
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