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 Sao Tome and Principe
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Sao Tome and Principe
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 Sao Tome and Principe
This two-island nation off the coast of West Africa is the continent’s second-smallest country. First discovered in the 15th century by Portuguese explorers, Portuguese remains to this day the main language of the country. Known officially as the Democratic Republic of São Tomé & Príncipe, the reason why they have rugged landscapes and unspoilt beauty is because the islands are situated so close to now dormant volcanos.
Here you’ll find tranquillity and isolation that is unlike anywhere else in the world. With exotic birds, tropical jungles, breathtaking beaches, stunning waterfalls and 109 indigenous species of orchid, there’s so much to discover here for nature-loving adventurous spirits.
From hiking in the forests to diving and fishing in the beautifully clear waters surrounding the islands, this is an idyllic destination for anyone wanting to experience the laid-back side of African life. Head to the São Tomé market to discover wonderful local delicacies, most notably rum, coffee and chocolate – the country depends on its cocoa production for its economy to survive.
Tourism in São Tomé & Príncipe is not a big industry; you’ll find a variety of lodges and hotels which are locally run and designed to be complementary to the ecology and landscape of the islands. São Tomé & Príncipe is a safe, peaceful and relaxing retreat with unique and wonderful natural beauty.
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:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout São Tomê and Príncipe and anti-malarial medication is normally advised.