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Yellow Fever in Nigeria (Edo State)

17 Dec 2018

Media report that a man has died of yellow fever in Benin City, Edo State where cases were reported at the end of November. Yellow fever has occurred in all 36 states of Nigeria since September 2017, with 3 510 cases reported  to November 2018.

Advice to travellers

Yellow fever is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes that bite most often in daylight. Rigorous mosquito bite avoidance is advised at all times.

Yellow fever vaccination is advised for travellers to Nigeria.

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 9 months of age arriving in Gambia and/or Senegal from countries where is a risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

For further information see Yellow Fever.