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Egypt Travel Health

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Egypt Health

Population: 76,117,421 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Cairo

The following report outlines the key health issues and concerns that travelers to Egypt should be aware of before vacation or general business travel, based on the reporting from the CDC Yellowbook.

HIV Testing from USA Acceptance :
Yes. Check with Embassy for accepted laboratories.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirements :
If traveling from a country any part of which is infected and > 1 year of age.

Required also for travelers arriving from or transiting:

Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, So Tom and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan (south of 15 N), Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Americas: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago.

Air passengers in transit but coming from these countries or areas without a certificate will be detained in the precincts of the airport until they resume their journey. All travelers arriving from Sudan are required to possess a vaccination certificate or location certificate issued by a Sudanese official center stating that they have not been in Sudan south of latitude 15 N within the preceding 6 days.

Malaria Area of Risk :
Very limited risk in El Faiym area only. No risk in tourist areas, including Nile River cruises. (Risk is very limited; therefore, prophylaxis is not recommended.)
Malaria Chloroquine Resistance :
CDC Yellow Book Region Overview :
Region Introduction
North Africa: (Algeria, Canary Islands [Spain], Egypt, Libya, Madeira [Portugal], Morocco, Tunisia, and Western Sahara) is characterized by a generally fertile coastal area and a desert hinterland with oases that are often foci of infections.

Anthropod Borne Diseases
Arthropod-borne diseases are unlikely to be a major problem to the traveler, although dengue fever, filariasis (focally in the Nile Delta), leishmaniasis, malaria, relapsing fever, Rift Valley fever, sand fly fever, typhus, and West Nile fever do occur in some areas.

Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases
Foodborne and waterborne diseases are endemic; the dysenteries and other diarrheal diseases are particularly common. Hepatitis A occurs throughout the area, and hepatitis E is endemic in some regions. Typhoid fever is common in some areas. Schistosomiasis is prevalent both in the Nile Delta area in Egypt and in the Nile valley; it occurs focally elsewhere in the area. Alimentary helminthic infections, brucellosis, and giardiasis are common. Echinococcosis (hydatid disease) can occur. Sporadic cases of cholera occur.

Other Diseases
Poliomyelitis eradication efforts in northern Africa have been very successful and wild virus transmission in most of the area may have been interrupted. However, Egypt continues to demonstrate ongoing transmission of wild-type polio virus. Trachoma and rabies are hazards in certain areas.

Other Hazards
Other hazards: Snakes and scorpions are a hazard in certain areas.

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The NCBuy Travel Center Country Health reporting data is for general information purposes only, and should not be viewed as an official source of health advice.

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