An International Inoculation
Certificate against Yellow Fever is required when arriving
from an endemic Yellow Fever area. It is highly recommended
that you be innioculated against Yellow Fever as Uganda has
a tropical climate and is considered a Yello Fever risk area.
Malaria Risk and Prophylaxis
Malaria risk is high and chloroquine
resistance is a problem in Uganda. A prophylactic medication
such as Mefloquine (Larium) or Doxycycline is recommended.
Travellers should also carry malaria treatment such as Fansidar
or Artenam (also available in the drug shops in Uganda). Again,
please consult and discuss with your physician which treatment
is most suitable for you.
Bilharzia is a snail born disease,
found around inhabited lakeshores. Lake Victoria does host
bilharzia. The options are either to avoid going in the lake,
or get tested for bilharzia once every 6 months and take the