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Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required of all travelers arriving within six days from any part of a country in which yellow fever is endemic. Infants under six months of age are exempt if the motherís vaccination certificate shows her to have been vaccinated prior to the childís birth. Countries and areas within the endemic zone are regarded as infected.
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Following WHO guidelines issued in 1973, a cholera vaccination certificate is no longer a condition of entry to Pakistan. However, cholera is a serious risk in this country and precautions are essential. Up-to-date advice should be sought before deciding whether these precautions should include vaccination, as medical opinion is divided over its effectiveness.
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Vaccination against typhoid is advised.
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Malaria risk exists throughout the year in all areas below 2000m (6560ft). The malignant falciparum strain is present and has been reported as chloroquine-resistant.
Other risks
Hepatitis A and E occur and hepatitis B is endemic. Trachoma and typhoid fever are common. Between June and January, Japanese encephalitis is a risk in rural areas. Dengue fever may also occur.
Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.
Health care
Medical facilities can be very limited. There is no reciprocal health agreement with the UK. Travelers are strongly advised to take out full medical insurance before departure.
Note
A certificate proving the visitor to be HIV-negative is required if planning on staying over one year in the country
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