Health Alert for U.S. Citizens: Yellow Fever
U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI
August 5, 2022
Health Alert for U.S. Citizens
Location: Isiolo and Garissa Counties, Kenya
Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Yellow Fever in Kenya.
Actions to Take:
- Yellow fever is spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes. All travelers should take steps to prevent mosquito bites while traveling in Kenya.
- To prevent yellow fever, travelers aged nine months or older who are going to areas in Kenya for which CDC recommends yellow fever vaccination, including Isiolo and Garissa counties, should get vaccinated at least 10 days before travel.
- Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever, chills, headache, backache, and muscle aches.
- Visit the CDC Travelers Health Pagefor travelers to Kenya to learn more.
- Yellow fever vaccine is not recommended for some people.
- U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
+254 (0) 20 363 6451
- State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 for calls from the United States or Canada
+1-202-501-4444 for calls from overseas (Kenya)
- Kenya Country Information
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