Yellow fever is an acute viral disease( flavi virus) transmitted by a bite of yellow fever mosquito (aedes aegypti) Yellow fever begins after an incubation period of three to six days.Most cases only cause a mild infection with fever, headache, chills, back pain, fatigue, loss of appetite(anorexia), muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting.In this phase the infection lasts only three to four days.Then it enters Toxic phase The toxic phase of the disease with recurring fever, this time accompanied by jaundice due to liver damage, as well as abdominal pain. Bleeding in the mouth, the eyes, and the gastrointestinal tract will cause vomit containing blood surviving the infection provides lifelong immunity(Active acquired immunity).
There is no specific treatment for yellow fever, only supportive care to treat dehydration, respiratory failure, and fever. Associated bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. Supportive care may improve outcomes for seriously ill patients, The yellow fever vaccine is safe and affordable, providing effective immunity against yellow fever within 10 days for more than 90% of people vaccinated and within 30 days for 99% of people vaccinated. A single dose of yellow fever vaccine is sufficient to confer sustained immunity and life-long protection against yellow fever disease and a booster dose of yellow fever vaccine is not needed
Yellow Fever Risk Map Kenya
Persons leaving for a yellow fever Kenya infected area are advised in their own interest to get themselves vaccinated and to be in possession of valid yellow fever vaccination certificates before they leave the country.The yellow fever vaccination needs to be given at least ten days before arriving in a yellow-fever-endemic area and must be administered at an approved yellow fever vaccination center.
- Name of the applicant
- Vaccination received
- Date of vaccination
The vaccines are commercially available at a cost of Ksh
: 1500 in Nairobi City Council’s public health department, ports of entry, public health units, and selected clinics in Nairobi and Kisumu Municipal Council’s public health department.
For more information on where you can get yellow fever vaccine in Kenya kindly contact below
- Ministry of Health
Afya House, Cathedral Rd, Nairobi City, Kenya
P.O. Box 30016–00100,