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Comoros Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Yellow Fever No
Diphtheria Yes
Hepatitis A Yes
Malaria Yes
Rabies Sometimes
Tetanus Yes
Typhoid Yes

Health Care

Medical facilities are basic and most are private. In order to secure even basic medical care, visitors are strongly advised to take out comprehensive health insurance.

Food and Drink

All water should be regarded as being potentially contaminated. Water
used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been
boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is unpasteurised and should be
boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is advised. Avoid dairy products
which are likely to have been made from unboiled milk. Only eat
well-cooked meat and fish. Vegetables should be cooked and
fruit peeled

Other Risks

Hepatitis E is widespread. Hepatitis B is hyperendemic. Vaccination against tuberculosis is sometimes advised.