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You can make an appointment online for a consultation, vaccinations and / or malaria advice in the Travel Clinic. Do this in time, preferably six weeks before departure.
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Taiwan

Compulsory vaccinations

Vaccination against Yellow Fever is compulsory before entering from (or having been in transit through for more than 12 hours) an area where the disease is endemic (= an area where yellow fever is found).

Recommended vaccinations

There are no vaccinations recommended for your destination.

Malaria prevention

Malaria is not found in this country.

Malaria is not found in this country.

Special problems

Vaccination against hepatitis B for stays of 3 months or longer, or as advised by the vaccination clinic.

Take advice from the vaccination clinic about a possible vaccination against tuberculosis.

Japanese Encephalitis is endemic. Discuss with the vaccination clinic whether or not vaccination is advisable.

Limited risk of rabies. Discuss preventive measures with the vaccination clinic.

Protection against mosquitoes during the day is important because of the risk of illnesses like dengue, chikungunya and zika. Discuss preventive measures with the vaccination clinic.

Information

Information about Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever is a serious but relatively rare tropical disease caused by infection with the yellow fever virus. The virus enters the bloodstream through mosquito bites and can then spread throughout the body. Vaccination is the only effective protection against Yellow Fever. It is given in the form of an injection which gives protection for at least 10 years. The vaccination is effective 10 days after the injection is given.

Information about Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is one of the most serious infectious diseases in the world. It is caused by the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood and sexual relations. Hepatitis B is very contagious. A vaccine can be given in a series of three injections. The blood can then be tested to show the level of anitbodies. If this is sufficient then protection is lifelong.

Information about TB

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.

Information about Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is a viral infection that is transmitted by mosquitoes. In most cases the patient will have no symptoms or they may appear to have a kind of flu with fever, muscle aches and a headache. In severe cases an inflammation of the membranes of the brain can occur. Those at greatest risk are persons staying in the countryside for a period of time during the peak season for the disease. Discuss with the vaccination clinic whether or not a vaccination is advisable in your individual case.

Information about Dengue

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease accompanied by high fever, headache and muscle aches. A rash also often occurs. There is no treatment for Dengue and in general patients recover well with time. The mosquito that transmits dengue is active during the day. Taking appropriate measures to prevent mosquito bites is an effective way to protect against the disease.

Information about Rabies

Rabies is a viral infection which is always fatal if symptoms are present. The virus is transmitted through infected mammals' salvia (a dog, cat, monkey or other small mammal; bats can also transmit the disease). Humans can be infected if bitten, scratched or licked by an infected animal. The virus penetrates the body through small wounds in the skin or through mucous membranes in the eyes or mouth. The first visible symptoms can appear a few weeks or even several months after infection. If bitten by an animal suspected of having Rabies, you should immediately (and in any case within 1 week) receive treatment with an immunoglobulin. In addition you should be vaccinated. If you are taking a trip where the risk of being bitten is relatively high, for example if you are going trekking or on a cycling-trip, vaccination against rabies is recommended. If you are then bitten you will not need immunoglobulin, which may in any case be difficult to get hold of in developing countries and treatment with additional vaccinations will be sufficient. Discuss with the vaccination clinic whether a vaccination against Rabies is advisable in your individual case.

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Visiting hours

Monday 8:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 20:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 20:30
Thursday 8:30 - 16:30
Friday 8:30 - 20:30
Saturday 9:00 - 12:30
 

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Travel Clinic
Zimmermanweg 7
3015 CP Rotterdam
(Next to main entrance Erasmus MC)
Phone 010 704 5050
travelclinic@erasmusmc.nl
 

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