Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information
What is the risk of malaria in Egypt?
There is currently very low risk of Malaria in Egypt. You should adopt bite avoidance measures.
Bite Avoidance Measures:
Use mosquito nets impregnated with permethrin, an insecticide that kills mosquitoes instantly by acting on its central nervous system. During daytime, tie the net in a knot and leave it hanging from the ceiling. At bedtime untie the net and check carefully for hidden mosquitoes or any tears. Holes or tears must be mended with adhesive tape or thread. Tuck the edge of the net under the mattress and make sure there are no openings.
Use insecticides in the bedroom. Frequent spraying is necessary. It is important not to open the windows during spraying. Allow the vapour to settle before leaving the room.
Apply insect repellent to all exposed areas of skin, avoiding eyes and mouth. Also apply to clothing, reapplying frequently in accordance with the manufacturers directions. The use of DEET products is advised.
From sunset onwards, wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. Light colours attract mosquitoes less than dark clothing. Aftershave and perfumes will tend to attract mosquitoes.
What Vaccines do I need for Egypt?
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Egypt:
CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitisRabies
TetanusTick Borne EncephalitisTuberculosisTyphoidYellow Fever CertificateYellow Fever Vaccine
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from area with risk of transmission
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