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Travel Vaccinations for Liberia

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Liberia

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.

Yellow Fever + Certificate
From £83
Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Typhoid
From £60
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
Cholera (oral)
From £40
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Rabies
From £75
There is a risk of Malaria in Liberia. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Liberia

The small coastal nation of Liberia is not known as a tourist destination, due to political unrest, civil war and a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus. This all looks set to change, however: the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance named Liberia to be the most improved country on the continent, and the World Health Organisation has now declared the nation to be officially Ebola-free. Now that travel restrictions have been lifted, Liberia can begin the long road to recovery.

Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, and the largest and most densely-populated city, is the first port of call for most visitors to the country. Here you can explore the history of Liberia at the National Museum and experience first-hand the new, up-and-coming energy that infuses Liberia. There are also plenty of beaches around the capital for those wishing to relax. Further up the coast, the town of Robertsport offers a beachside campsite, with excellent surfing for adventure-loving travellers.

There is only one national park in Liberia, Sapo, in the south of the country. It’s safest to travel here with an organised tour, and if you do you’ll be rewarded by the sight of forest elephants, chimpanzees, antelopes, pigmy hippos and much more, in one of the few remaining areas of primary rainforest in Africa.

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:

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Rift Valley fever

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, fever-causing viral disease that usually affects domesticated animals (such as cattle and sheep), but can also infect and cause illness in humans. The majority of human infections are caused by direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.

West Nile virus

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 Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

African tick bite fever

Bacterial infection from bite from infected ticks. Most common between April-November and in rural, camping and hiking areas. Causes redness around site of bite and symptoms usually within 2 weeks, such as fever, muscle pain, headache and rash.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Leishmaniasis

A parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (the most common): Causes skin lesions, mainly ulcers on exposed parts of the body, causing scars and serious disability. 90% of cases are in the Americas, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Asia. Visceral Leishmaniasis (the most dangerous): Causes enlarged spleen and liver, anaemia, weight loss and irregular bouts of fever. Highly endemic in the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Mucotaneous (the least common): Causes partial or total destruction of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and throat. Most cases are found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also called bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. Avoid swimming in fresh water rivers, streams and lakes if you can. You often don't have any symptoms at first, but after a few weeks may develop a rash, high temperature, cough, diarrhoea and joint pain. Schistosomiasis can usually be treated successfully with a short course of a medication that kills the worms.

Trypanosomiasis

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tsetse fly, which is only found in rural Africa. Initial symptoms include severe headache, insomnia, enlarged lymph nodes, anaemia and rash.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Additional Health Risks Information for Liberia

Previously, travel to Liberia has been advised against by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, however this is no longer the case, and there are currently no restrictions on visiting the country. Since June 2016 Liberia has been declared transmission free following the recent Ebola outbreak, however medical facilities have been severely stretched and depleted following the outbreak. Standards of care here are not of the same level as you would expect to find in the UK, and in rural areas are extremely basic. There are no emergency services in Liberia, so ensure you carry a well-stocked first aid kit, and a full supply of any regular prescription medication you require.

Liberia is high risk for malaria and Yellow fever, it is advisable to visit a Travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines, medications and advice before you travel.

Outside of the capital Monrovia, assistance from consuls and authorities may be limited, so seek specialist advice if you’re planning a trip here. There can occasionally be protests and violence arising from land disputes, and around rubber plantations due to illegal rubber tapping. Avoid travelling in these areas if you can. Crime levels in the country as a whole are high, including armed robbery and organised crime. Take extra care over your personal security. Visitors to Liberia are advised to travel as part of an organised group. If you’re in the country for work, stay in contact with your employer, and take advice from your host organisation regarding travel, accommodation and other aspects of your trip.

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