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Suriname Travel warnings
The Beating Heart of the Amazon, that’s how locals refer to Suriname. It sounds so incredibly exotic doesn’t it? And you will certainly receive a mostly heartfelt welcome from Suriname locals…. well, most of them
Recommended vaccinations for Suriname
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
There is considerable risk of malaria and prophylaxis is recommended. The choice is between Malarone , Doxycycline or Lariam . Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further.
Yellow fever is a virus infection, which cause a serious hepatitis. The vaccine provides protection for 10 years after a single injection. Countries where yellow fever is present are entitled to request a valid certificate documenting a vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before entry. The certificate is a stamp in the WHO yellow book.
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
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