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Yellow Fever in Nigeria

19 Dec 2019

The World Health OrganisationLink reports continued widespread occurrence of yellow fever across Nigeria.

From 1 January to 10 December 2019, there have been 4 189 suspected yellow fever cases (including about 210 deaths) in 604 out of 774 Local Government Areas across all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Sixty-eight per cent (134) of laboratory-confirmed cases (total 197) were reported from Bauchi, Katsina, Edo and Ebonyi states.

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).

Country requirement at entry (WHO): yellow fever vaccination certificate required for all travellers aged 9 months or over.

For further information see Yellow Fever.