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UAE Health
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  Precautions Certificate Needed
Yellow Fever No No
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio 1 N/A
Malaria 2 N/A
1: Vaccinations against polio is advised. Typhoid occurs in rural areas.

2: Malaria is not considered a risk in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi nor in the cities of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman or Umm al Qaiwain. There is a risk of contracting the benign vivax form in the valleys and on the lower slopes of mountainous areas of the Northern States. In these regions chloroquine or proguanil is recommended as well as protection against mosquito bites

Food & drink

Normally tap water in major cities is safe to drink, but in small villages bottled water should be used. Water used for drinking, making ice or brushing teeth should first be boiled or otherwise sterilized. Milk is usually sold un-pasteurized and should be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and recommended Be sure that it is reconstituted with pure water. Avoid dairy products made from un boiled milk. Eat well cooked meat and fish and preferably served hot. Salad and mayonnaise may be risky. Vegetables should be not be eaten raw and fruit peeled

Other risks

Visceral leishmaniasis and tick-borne typhus does occur. Avoid mosquito, sand fly and tick bites by using repellents. Wear shoes to prevent soil borne parasites. Drink plenty of water to avoid heat exhaustion and sunstroke. Immunizations against hepatitis A is advised Hepatitis B is endemic.

Rabies has been documented close to the border with Oman. For those at high risk, vaccinations before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical assistance. For more information, see the Health appendix

Health care in UAE

Medical facilities are of high quality and are extremely expensive. Private health insurance is essential.
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