Iraq health regulations

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Iraq 🇮🇶

Get required, recommended and general health regulations advice before travelling to Iraq. It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots. H5N1 Avian Influenza cases have been reported in Iraq. Iraq is part of Asia with main city at Baghdad. Its Developing country with a population of 38M people. The main currency is Iraqi Dinar. The languages spoken are Arabic and Kurdish.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 38M people

Health Regulations

🚑 Required health regulations for Iraq

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💊 Recommended health regulations for Iraq

  • It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

  • A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Iraq, regardless of where they are eating or staying.

  • A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.

  • Cholera is a risk in Iraq, and this vaccination is recommended for adults who are traveling to an area of active cholera transmission. However, because cholera is rare in travellers, consultation with a doctor regarding this vaccination should be sought prior to travel. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDC Cholera Advice.

  • A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Iraq, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.

🏥 General health regulations for Iraq

  • H5N1 Avian Influenza cases have been reported in Iraq. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.

  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been found in the Middle East. For further information, please visit the CDC MERS Advice.

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Last updated: January 29, 2020