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 Sudan
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Sudan
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 Sudan
Sudan is a far cry from a typical tourist destination, due in large part to its reputation for civil wars over the last 40 years. If you do take a trip here, you’ll see ancient attractions and stunning natural beauty. The capital city, Khartoum, was built while the country was ruled equally by both Egypt and Britain in 1821, and you can find stunning classical architecture and modern skyscrapers. Since the independence of South Sudan in 2011, the country has lost many of its oilfields, and now the economy is largely driven by agriculture.
Sharing a border with Egypt to the North, much of the country is actually part of the Sahara Desert. Tourists should make a point of visiting Meroë, Northeast of Khartoum, which is an ancient city with over 200 pyramids dating from between 300 BC and AD 300. In recent years, thrill-seekers have been heading to Sudan attracted by the growing diving scene near to Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast.
We strongly recommend before visiting this country you have been vaccinated with hepatitis A, typhoid & diphtheria tetanus & polio vaccines prior to travel. Additional vaccines such as meningitis ACWY, Rabies, Cholera and Hepatitis B and yellow fever vaccination needs to be considered. There is a high risk of malaria too in Sudan so contact us today to book an appointment at one of our clinics to make sure you’re protected.
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:
The entire country of Sudan is at high risk of P.Falciparum malaria and anti-malarial medication is advised.