March 7, 2023

What Vaccines Do You Need to Travel to Cambodia?

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If you are travelling to Cambodia, it is important that you know what vaccines you need. If your trip is going to be long-term, then it is also advantageous if you can go through the full series of vaccines. Keep reading to find out where to get the rabies vaccine for Cambodia as well as other mandatory vaccines.

What vaccines should I get before going to Cambodia?

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that can cause liver inflammation and even death. It’s spread through contaminated food or water, but it’s not spread from person to person. The hepatitis A vaccine protects you against getting this disease if you’re travelling to Cambodia.

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. It is not the same as dengue fever, which is caused by the same virus and can also be transmitted by mosquitoes in Cambodia.

The risk of catching yellow fever while travelling to Cambodia is low but you should get vaccinated at least 10 days prior to your trip. The yellow fever vaccine prevents you from getting the disease if you are bitten by an infected mosquito.

Meningococcal meningitis

Meningococcal meningitis is a serious bacterial infection that can be fatal if left untreated. Symptoms include high fever, headache and neck stiffness as well as nausea and vomiting.

Meningitis can be deadly if not treated in time so it’s important to get vaccinated against this disease if you are travelling to Cambodia.

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Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. It’s transmitted through contaminated food and water. You can be exposed by eating or drinking foods that have been prepared in an unclean kitchen environment. Symptoms include fever, headache and loss of appetite; these often develop within six to 12 hours after exposure but may not start until several days later.

Rabies vaccine

Rabies is a viral disease that can infect both humans and animals, causing an infection known as hydrophobia. The virus causes severe disease in humans, causing symptoms such as fever, headache and tiredness which last several weeks before death occurs. Rabies is preventable through vaccination but there are no clinical trials available in Cambodia. You should therefore receive two doses of rabies vaccine within 3 months before travel or contact with animals.

Where is rabies most common in Asia?

Rabies is most commonly found in Asia in countries such as India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, and Thailand. In India, for example, rabies is widespread in rural areas where it is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected dogs.

Is rabies a problem in Thailand & Vietnam?

Yes, rabies is a problem in both Thailand and Vietnam. In both countries, the primary source of rabies transmission is through bites from infected dogs. In Vietnam, for example, the incidence of rabies is highest in rural areas where people have close contact with dogs and other domestic animals. Rabies is a serious public health concern in Thailand, with the government launching various campaigns to raise awareness and control the spread of the disease.

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Where can I get the rabies vaccine for my travel to Cambodia and other travel vaccines?

Visit or book your appointment with SM Travel Clinic for your rabies vaccine for Cambodia. Get in touch with us for more information.

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This blog post was written on behalf of the South Manchester Travel Clinic by Pharmacy Mentor.