Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.
Travel Vaccinations for Taiwan
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Taiwan
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Destination Information for Taiwan
Taiwan is a small island nation situated off the coast of Japan, with a rich history incorporating Japanese, Chinese and Aboriginal influences. It has been governed by the Republic of China since 1945, although it operates as an entirely separate country. Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, yet it offers some incredible scenes of natural beauty and tranquillity alongside the vibrant colours of city life in the capital, Taipei.
From clear sparkling lakes and stunning mountain views to futuristic buildings and modernist architecture, Taiwan is a country as diverse as it is fascinating. There’s plenty to do here, from shopping and eating out, to hiking, cycling, diving and surfing.
Taipei, in the North of the country, is near to the mountain range of Yangmingshan National Park, proving that cosmopolitan life and incredible scenery can co-exist in remarkably close proximity. If you’re staying in a city, make sure you visit a night market, an iconic example of Taiwanese entertainment. You can shop and eat to your heart’s content and make sure you haggle to get the best bargains!
If you’re visiting Taiwan to experience the quieter and more relaxed side of the country, head towards the more sparsely populated East coast. You can find many destinations for hot springs, stunning landscapes and beautiful mountainous views. Taiwan has a marine tropical climate, meaning summers are hot and humid while wintertime, particularly in the mountains, can be very cold. Spring and Autumn are generally the best times for a visit.
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in Taiwan.
Additional Health Risks Information for Taiwan
Crime levels in Taiwan are low, however petty crime and street crime does take place, so visitors to the country should take particular care of possessions and valuables, especially in busy areas and known tourist spots. Bear in mind that the UK does not have any diplomatic relationship with Taiwan, so can only provide limited help while you are there.
If you’re planning to drive while in Taiwan, take into account the local weather conditions at the time. Typhoons during the rainy season can cause flooding, landslips and road blockages, especially in the south and centre of the country. The tropical cyclone season is from May to November. Taiwan is also prone to earthquakes and tremors. If you an in an area where a seismic event occurs, follow local advice to keep yourself safe.
Medical services in Taiwan are generally good, and it is usual to be able to find English-speaking staff, especially in Taipei. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance in place to cover emergency treatment and routine care if necessary. While you’re in Taiwan, take sensible precautions to avoid mosquito bites – there has been a recent increase in the number of reported cases of dengue fever, especially during the summer months. Japanese Encephalitis is present in rural areas so consult a travel clinic to discuss vaccination before your trip.