USA is a country in North America with borders to Mexico and Canada.
There has been increased exposure to Rabies in several states in the United States. Texas- 27 people evaluated in Kerr County following exposure to a confirmed rabid dog. South Carolina- 5 people evaluated following exposure to a confirmed rabid stray dog. Missouri- over 25 people referred for evaluation following exposure to a confirmed rabid puppy. Colorado- 3 people undergoing treatment following exposure to a confirmed rabid bat. Oregon- one man undergoing treatment following exposure to a bat confirmed to be rabid.
Travellers are advised to be aware that the rabies virus circulates in terrestrial animals in much of the U.S (i.e Raccoons, bats, skunks) Vaccination for Rabies is available at all Nomad clinics. Vaccination will provide extra time to seek post-exposure treatment should you come into contact with the disease. Avoid contact with wildlife. All animal bites should be reported, and assessed. Post exposure treatment is accessible in the U.S. To book your Rabies vaccination - click here.
|All travellers||Some travellers||When to get Vaccinated*|
|Tetanus||Anytime before travel
*Vaccination schedules are approximate and are calculated based on the first dose. Schedules are subject to change depending on your individual needs and will be discussed in your appointment. These are the minimum times required for full protection, you can start your course of treatment earlier.
**Vaccines work best if given time to become fully active. These vaccinations can be given up to the day before if needed and will provide some cover. Your Travel Nurse will discuss any health implications in your appointment.
There is no risk of Yellow Fever in USA.
Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is not required to enter this country.
Malaria is not present in USA.
There are some high altitude areas in this country. Travellers should take care to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) by taking time to acclimatise properly. AMS can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, level of fitness or training. At high atlitude, extra precautions should be taken against the harsh conditions, which can cause damaging ultraviolet and cold exposure. All Nomad Travel Health Nurses are trained to advise on AMS, and it may be appropriate for you to take certain medications that may help with aclimitisation. Book an appointment to discuss health issues related to altitude, based on your specific itinerary. For more information - click here.