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 Vaccinations for Puerto Rico
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Puerto Rico
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 Puerto Rico
Situated in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is an unincorporated US territory. The capital is San Juan, with this coastal city a popular destination for holidaymakers. The streets of Old San Juan are lined with colonial-style buildings, and hundreds have been restored from the 16th and 17th centuries. El Morro Fort is the main attraction in this area, which was constructed in 1539, and it is just a short walk from the city centre.
Puerto Rica’s natural beauty is best exhibited in El Yunque National Forest and is home to over 240 species of trees alongside hundreds of species of other plants. Hiking trails allow visitors to take in all of the sights, with La Coca Falls particularly impressive, featuring an 85-foot cascade onto the boulders below. There is also an abundance of beaches, with popular resorts on the islands of Culebra and Vieques.
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: