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.
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Destination Information for Mayotte
The French island of Mayotte is located in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and Mozambique. Mayotte is part of the Comoros Islands, but remained under French administrative control when the other islands, Grand Comore, Moheli and Anjouan, voted for independence in the 1970s.
The official language is French and the local currency is the Euro. Mayotte is even governed by French law. It’s a fairly expensive country to visit, with plenty of luxury resorts and good quality restaurants available.
If you’re heading here on holiday, the white sandy beaches, picturesque turquoise seas and superb watersports and diving will doubtless be a draw. Most of the shops and businesses of Mayotte are based in the island’s capital, Mamoudzou.
Wildlife watchers should try to visit during August or September, when humpback whales can be seen in the lagoon, and sea turtles roost on the beaches of the South.
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 Mayotte
Most visits to Mayotte are safe and trouble free. If you’re planning a trip you should you take the same precautions regarding your personal safety as you would anywhere else in the world, bearing mind the heightened threat of terrorist incidents globally. Visitors to Mayotte who are arriving by sea, or planning to spend any time sailing, should be aware of the reports of incidences of piracy and attacks off the coast of Somalia and elsewhere in the Indian Ocean. Designated High Risk Areas are in place, and you should stay out of these.
A Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged over 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. Malaria is present consult a travel clinic for the necessary medication.
There is a large expat population in Mayotte. Healthcare facilities are generally of an acceptable standard. You will need to have adequate insurance in place to cover the cost of any treatment you may need, and access to funds to pay costs in advance if required.