This year’s FIFA Soccer World Cup will be held across twelve cities in Brazil – if you are planning to travel to Brazil during this world spectacle, it is advised that you schedule a health appointment with a travel medicine doctor to discuss your health needs.
Brazil is a Yellow Fever declared country (by the World Health Organization) – it is strongly recommended that if you are visiting Brazil that you see a travel medicine doctor to assess your yellow fever vaccination needs. Yellow fever is a mosquito borne, viral illness, that can lead to serious illness and even death. Vaccination is an effective way of preventing disease. Furthermore, failure to obtain a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate may risk you being refused entry into some countries. Yellow fever vaccination and certification can only be obtained from World Health Organization approved centers, such as Banyo Clinic.
Depending on your itinerary and medical history, there may also be other vaccination and preventative recommendations for illnesses such as malaria, measles, influenza and rabies. There are also other travel related health concerns that you may wish to discuss with your doctor such as security, food and water safety, and what medications to bring.
If you are planning to visit the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and require travel health and vaccination advice, please consider booking a long consultation (30 minutes) with Dr Kelly Lai, our travel medicine doctor, to discuss your needs. Appointments can be made online, or calling reception on 07 32675088.