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Yellow Fever in Nigeria (Edo State) (Update 1)

11 Jan 2019

WHO reportedthat from 22 September to 31 December 2018, a total of 146 suspected, 42 presumptive positive, and 32 confirmed cases, including 26 deaths have been reported across 15 of 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Edo State.

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 (unless contraindicated).

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.