fever is a viral disease caused by the mosquitoes; the
disease is usual in Africa (the sub-Saharan one). The
illness can vary in its severity from a syndrome
influenza-like to the severe hemorrhagic fever and
are not very exposed to this disease but the majority of the
countries have requirements and regulations regarding the
vaccination against yellow fever. These requirements and
regulations have to be respected before entering Egypt.
If you wonder how
you can get the yellow fever, since the disease is caused by
mosquitoes, it means that it is transmitted by the mosquito`
The yellow fever is more present at the rainy
season` s end, in the Central Africa and in West Africa
(from July to October). In case that you want to know which
are the ways through which you can avoid the yellow fever,
then you should know for sure if the area where you travel
is one with endemic yellow fever.
If so, you must be
vaccinated and to avoid the mosquito` s bites. You should
also wear long pants and long sleeves, stay in rooms that
have a fan or with air conditioning, buy an insect repellent
that contains DEET, spend the nights under the mosquito net.
To burn a mosquito coil during the night it also helps to
keep the mosquitoes away. The yellow fever` s symptoms are
the ones of influenza in the mild cases and high fever, even
kidney failure, internal bleeding and meningitis in the
The hepatitis is
the yellow fever` s classic feature; this is the cause for
the skin` s yellow color and for the disease`s name. As
regarding the yellow fever` s treatment, unfortunately, no
effective treatment is known, against the virus of the
The initial symptoms of the yellow fever can
be treated by taking acetaminophen but the serious cases
need hospitalization. The rate of mortality for the disease
varies from 5% to 40%. So, you should have the vaccine to
stay away from yellow fever.
A certification for
the vaccination against the yellow fever is required from
tourists at more than one year after they come from the
infected areas. The tourists who come in Egypt must be ready
to manage the heat with a sun block, to drink a lot of
water. The drinking water of the principal towns and cities
is chlorinated but you should drink the bottled water.
In Egypt were some
cases of bird flue with deadly cases. The risk for the
tourists is low but they should avoid the contact with the
birds in cages, the domestic birds and the wild ones. They
must eat cooked food, peeled fruits, well cooked eggs and
poultry. The Nile` s waters are not for bath or for consume.
The medical treatment is not cheap and the standards vary
and that is why the tourists must have insurance when they
go to Egypt. The medical facilities in the Cairo` s outside
may be basic.