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.
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.
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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:
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.