Advice For Traveling To North and West Africa

Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry to some countries as well. Other may require proof if traveling from a region with active infection. Although most people watch for health concerns for visiting Africa, some travelers don’t understand some of the health risks can happen upon your African travel. Getting the proper travel vaccinations can add both safety and comfort to your trip!

North And West Africa

Is There Any Additional Health Risks

  • Traveler’s Diarrhea- This is very common among international travel and is caused by eating contaminated food/water. To help reduce the risk of this illness,
    • Eating at only reputable establishments
    • Wash your hands regularly
    • Have a travelers’ diarrhea kit.

Travel Vaccines For North and West Africa

Vaccination Disease Transmission Additional Info
Hepatitis A Consumption Of Contaminated Food Or Water Recommended for travelers of this region.
Hepatitis B Exposure To Contaminated Body Fluids (Sex, needles, etc.) Recommended for travelers of this region.
Rabies
Bitten Or Scratched By A Contaminated Animal
Vaccine is recommended for long-term travelers
or anyone who can come in contact with such animals.
Typhoid Consumption Of Contaminated Food or Water Recommended for travelers of this region.
Yellow Fever Spread through infected mosquito bites Required for visiting this region