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Panorama of Machu Picchu terraces, watcher’s hut and Wuayna Picchu with shadow in early morning light. Machu Picchu is the famous lost city of the Incas near the river Urubamba located in the region of the sacred valley of Cuzco. Machu Picchu is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the 7 new world wonders.

A Brief Exposition For Peru Travellers.

Peru is a country in South America that shares borderlines with Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. It is a country full of historical wonders from the famous Machu Picchu, to historical ruins in the sacred valleys, and ancient civilisations in the city of Chan Chan in the north.

Travellers to Peru are sure to experience the diversity of nature. But before exploring the historical sites of Peru, it is necessary to be updated on the necessary and recommended vaccination information.

What Are Some Recommended Vaccinations For Peru Travellers?

Some Peru travellers must be vaccinated for the following diseases: Hepatitis B and Rabies.

However, for most travellers, typhoid and hepatitis A vaccinations should be taken.

And it is important for every traveller to take routine shots or vaccinations. The routine shots could be MMR and DTaP, among other vaccination shots.

Travel Vaccinations For Peru Travellers

We have provided a travel vaccination table below to serve as a general guide for Peru travellers. The table below is a comprehensive guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised if you want to travel to Peru.

Vaccination type Some travellers Most travellers All travellers Primary Threat  agents Disease Estimate cost per dosage
Rabies Yes Infected animals Rabipur, course of three £ 90
Hepatitis A Yes Contaminated food or water Epaxyl, a single dose £ 60
MMR Yes Individual to individual contact Mumps, rubella and measles. Course of Two £ 100
Hepatitis B Yes Medical interventions and body fluids EnergixB. Course of Three £ 80
Typhoid Yes Contaminated food and water Typhim Vi. One dose £ 95
Yellow Fever Yes Mosquitoes Yellow Fever, stamaril, one dose £ 110
DTaP Yes Individual to individual contact Revaxis, one dose. £ 85

The Risk Degree Of Some Diseases In Peru.

  • Yellow Fever

Yellow fever has a threat status in Peru, and it remains a very serious and widespread disease. It is known to be commonly spread by mosquitoes in the tropical regions of South America and Africa also. The threat status is present in areas with an altitude lower than 2300 meters.

Some of these areas are Cuzno Junin, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Puno, Amazonas, San Martin, Loreto, Huanuco, Ucayali and in some areas of Pinura, Cajamara, Ancash, Apuimac, Huancavelica, LA Libertad, and Ayacucho.

However, there is no threat status in Lima, Inca Trail, Cusco and Machu Picchu. If you are a traveller from a country with yellow fever threat, you would probably be required to get a yellow fever certification.

  • Malaria

It has a threat status in Peru, especially in areas below 2000 meters. The threat status is much higher in the Amazon Basin and areas closer to the border with Brazil. However, there is no threat of malaria in Lima and Chiclayo.

Malaria is quite a common and widespread illness that is spread throughout the tropical world. It is caused by mosquito bites usually between the time range of dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active. The symptoms of malaria are high fever, severe joint and muscle pains. Malaria, although common, can be very deadly if proper care is not taken.

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How Can You Prevent Malaria?

One of the best and most effective ways to avoid the risk of malaria illness is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. This is advisably done by spraying insecticides, rubbing your body with mosquito repellent lotions or simply covering your whole body with long clothes and your feet with socks etc.

Another effective solution is to visit your doctor the moment you feel any symptoms of the threat illness. Your doctor should administer certain medications to you if the need arises. But do not embark on self-medication as it could worsen a minor problem and increase the cost of treatment.

Book Travel Clinic Today!

At Travel Clinic, we are here to attend to all your travel vaccination enquiries. We have tons of expert recommendations for you today! Why don’t you schedule an appointment with us at the Travel Clinic before you leave for any country? We will supply you with the adequate travel health information on vaccinations, medications and precautions that you need to know before you travel to Peru or to any other country that you desire to visit.

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