Vaccines suggested to any or all visitors:
- Hepatitis A
Yellow fever (Risk is highest east of the chain wherever vaccination is suggested. there’s an occasional risk in coastal regions west of the chain and national capital wherever vaccination is mostly not suggested, unless visiting for extended periods).
Vaccines suggested to some guests (long term travellers, travellers operating in risk areas):
- Hepatitis B
British travellers ought to conjointly guarantee they need adequate protection from morbilli, infectious disease and epidemic roseola and infectious disease, that area unit commonly given as a part of the childhood vaccination schedule.
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum protozoal infection within the areas of Antioquia, Choco, Cordoba, Guaviare, La Guajira, Narino, Putumayo and Vichada. there’s a variable risk of P.Vivax protozoal infection in areas below 1600m, with the exception of the town of Cartagena. there’s low to no risk in city and national capital.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for prime risk zones:
Chloroquine and Proguanil ought to solely be used if alternative anti-malarials can’t be tolerated because it is a smaller amount effective in these regions.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for variable risk zones:
Chloroquine and Proguanil is usually recommended for variable risk zones.
Diseases gift that can’t be unsusceptible against:
- Dengue fever
- Stomach bugs/diarrhoea
- Trypanosomiasis – yankee
Recent outbreaks (past half-dozen months):
May 2013: infectious disease
Almost 18,000 cases of infectious disease are reported throughout the country. Travellers area unit suggested to use a DEET primarily based dipterous insect repellent and covers exposed skin with article of clothing significantly throughout daytime.