The type of prophylaxis recommended depends on the length of stay, your personal medical background, and the area you wish to visit. Advice about malaria prevention is tailored to the individual. Contact the Travel Clinic Erasmus MC to make an appointment. Call: +31 (0)10 - 704 5050 (local costs).
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium. Infection is spread by coughing. Prevention is better than cure: If you are planning to spend 6 months or longer in a country where tuberculosis is common then the BCG vaccine is recommended, provided you have not previously had the disease or the vaccination. Vaccination does not reduce the chance of contracting TB but if does offer protection against the more serious symptoms of the disease and improves the chances of recovery.
Bilharzia (or schistosomiasis) is a worm-disease which can be contracted by wading or swimming in lakes or rivers where the disease is endemic. The symptoms of the disease are often only seen a month after returning from abroad. The initial symptoms are fever and diarrhoea. The disease can develop into a chronic illness causing long-term health problems. Only swim in chlorinated swimming pools or in the sea. If there is a possibility that you may have contracted the disease you should visit your doctor.
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