Immunisation against typhoid is highly recommended.
A yellow fever vaccination
certificate is required from travellers over one year of age. Find out
from your travel agent if your country is classified as an endemic zone.
For such visitors the vaccine is mandatory. Travellers arriving from non-endemic
zones should note that vaccination is strongly recommended for travel
outside the urban areas, even if an outbreak of the disease has not been
Malaria risk exists
all over the country. It is advisable to take anti-malaria tabs before
travelling to Kenya and especially the coast or the western part of Kenya.
Nairob is relatively safer when it comes to malaria attacks.
Travelers' Diarrhea - Food and waterborne
diseases are the number one cause of illness in travelers. Travelers'
Diarrhea can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites, which are found
throughout the region and can contaminate food or water. Make sure your
food and drinking water are safe.
Insect bites - many diseases carried by
insects can be prevented by protecting yourself against insect bites.
For example carry insect repellants to apply on your body before going
out and especially at night.
If you are on medication, carry all the medicine you require as you may have a problem getting some of the medicines here. Some Chemists also stock generics which may not be as good as the original medicine.
You could also carry a pack of painkillers,
first aid kit and creams for insect bites etc.
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