Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.
Travel Vaccinations for Tokelau
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Tokelau
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 Tokelau
There is a hospital located on each of the three atolls of Tokelau, where you will be able to receive basic medical attention. Anything more serious or requiring complex treatment may need you to be evacuated to New Zealand. Most facilities will require you to pay upfront in cash, before receiving any treatment. If you’re planning a trip to Tokelau, take a well-stocked medical kit with you, along with a full supply of any prescription medication you take, in original containers with a copy of the prescription.
While in Tokelau take additional steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitos, and be vigilant about personal hygiene.
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in Tokelau.