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Should I get a yellow fever vaccine before I travel to India?

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Yellow fever is transmitted by mosquito bite. It's not a major concern for people traveling in India, but it's important to know that when you get to India you may be asked to show proof of yellow fever vaccination if you visited a country with risk of yellow fever before your arrival in India.

Without that proof, you may be quarantined for up to six days when you first arrive. Yellow fever is mostly found in tropical and subtropical countries in Central America, South America, and Africa.

From: Vaccines for Travel to India WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC: "Traveler's Health: Health Information for Travelers to India" and "Traveler's Health: Infectious Diseases Related to Travel."

National Network for Immunization Information: "Measles Outbreak Shows Disease Still a Threat;" "More Travelers Should Get Typhoid Shots, CDC Says;" "Yellow Fever;" "Typhoid Fever;" and "Immunizations When Moving or Traveling Abroad."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Traveler's Health: Health Information for Travelers to India" and "Traveler's Health: Infectious Diseases Related to Travel."

National Network for Immunization Information: "Measles Outbreak Shows Disease Still a Threat;" "More Travelers Should Get Typhoid Shots, CDC Says;" "Yellow Fever;" "Typhoid Fever;" and "Immunizations When Moving or Traveling Abroad."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

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