Medical Information – Egypt
Be sure to discuss your upcoming travels with your physician to make sure you are physically fit and to receive medical advice specific to your health concerns. Below is some information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
No specific vaccinations are required for visiting Egypt. However, we strongly encourage you to consult with your physician, travel clinic and the CDC website for recommendations on health issues in this area.
To find a travel clinic for inoculations, go to http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/contentTravelClinics.aspx. See your doctor at least 4–6 weeks before your trip to allow time for shots to take effect.
CDC recommends the following vaccines (as appropriate for age):
- Hepatitis A or immune globulin (IG).
- Hepatitis B
- Rabies, if you might be exposed to wild or domestic animals or if you might have extensive outdoor exposure in rural areas, such as might occur during camping, hiking, or bicycling.
- Typhoid, particularly if you are visiting developing countries in this region.
- As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria, measles, and a one-time dose of polio vaccine for adults. Hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended for all infants and for children ages 11–12 years who did not complete the series as infants.
Due to various diseases carried by insects in this region we recommend protecting yourself from mosquito bites: Pay special attention to mosquito protection between dusk and dawn. This is when the type of mosquito whose bite transmits malaria is active. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats. Use insect repellents and reapply often.
There is no risk for yellow fever in this part of Africa. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination may be required when you are traveling from an endemic zone. For detail information, visit the CDC website.
Please review the CDC’s website for information about other health related issues for traveling to this region.