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Travel Vaccinations for Mauritius

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Mauritius

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.

Typhoid
From £60
Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Rabies
From £75
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50

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Destination Information for Mauritius

If you’re looking for a dream luxury beach holiday, Mauritius has probably popped up on your search results already. This island in the Indian Ocean is the destination of choice for many sun-seekers, honeymooners and anyone who wants a stunning and memorable getaway.

There’s a lot more to Mauritius than just sun, perfect sands and stunning beaches, though. Travellers of all tastes will find something here to inspire them: from hiking and watersports to amazing marine life and rare wildlife, Mauritius is a small island that makes a big impact.

Situated to the East of Madagascar, Mauritius was first discovered by Arab sailors in around the 9th century. It was subsequently found by the Portuguese in 1505, but there were no permanent settlers on the island until it was colonised by the Dutch in 1598. Following battles between the French and the British, Mauritius became an independent nation in 1968, and today has a blend of Indian, African and European influences.

The Northern areas of the island are a hotspot for holidaymakers, with a great combination of beaches, nightlife and restaurants. Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis, is home to tourist attractions aplenty, including markets, shops, casinos and tours to rum distilleries and dolphin safaris.

You can also head further South and to the East to experience the wilder side of the island. There’s so much to see and do here, that there’s something for everyone to fall in love with in this incredible country.

To ensure you enjoy this coastal paradise uninterrupted, it is advisable you receive the hepatitis A and tetanus vaccine before travelling. You may need additional travel vaccinations, so book a consultation with one of our specialist nurses and they will assess any potential health risks in the area. There are other mosquito borne illnesses that may affect you so please attend for the best current advice.

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 Mauritius

As a popular tourist destination for sun-seekers and honeymooners looking for luxury in the tropics, Mauritius is generally a safe place to visit. Most crime here is not violent, but tourists may be targeted for their valuables. Make use of your hotel safe, and avoid walking alone or after dark in unfamiliar places.

Mauritius is famous for water sports, however you should ensure that any activity you take part in is organised by an operator with a valid permit. Be meticulous about your own health and safety, particular if you’re going out to sea on a boat or other vessel. If you’re visiting Mauritius during the cyclone season from November to May, make yourself aware of the local advice for what to do in the event of a tropical storm. Flooding, damage to property, damaged roads and landslides can occur.

Consult a travel clinic for the necessary vaccines before travelling. There are good private healthcare facilities available in Mauritius. If you’re staying in a holiday resort, your tour operator or hotel staff will be able to direct you to the most suitable place to seek treatment. You will need to have adequate travel insurance in place to cover the cost of any medical care you receive, or of evacuation to a neighbouring country if more complex treatment is required. Although there are no mosquitos carrying Malaria in Mauritius, there are cases of dengue fever which is also transmitted in the same way. Take all available precautions to avoid being bitten.

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