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Cape Verde, Africa

Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information in Cape Verde, Africa

What is the risk of malaria in Cape Verde?

Generally, the Cape Verde islands carry low risk of Malaria. As of September 2018 the following advice is current.


Boa Vista - Risk is very low. No anti-malaria tablets are indicated. Please ensure you use effective bite avoidance measures.


San Tiago (Santiago) - Very low risk except in the city of Praia where risk has risen due to an outbreak. If travelling to Praia, Travelpharm recommends the use of anti-malaria tablets in those who have:

  • Long term medical conditions
  • Travellers without a spleen
  • Those who are immunocompromised
  • Currently pregnant

If you fall into one of these groups please ensure you take an anti-malaria medicine, the following are appropriate and ensure you observe strict insect bite avoidance:

› Atovaquone and Proguanil 250mg/100mg- Generic Alternative to Malarone

› Malarone Tablets 

› Malarone Children's Tablets (for Children under 40kg weight)

› Doxycycline Capsules

› Lariam Tablets (Mefloquine 250mg)

› Maloff Protect Tablets (Atovaquone/Proguanil)

 

What else can I do to stay healthy on holiday?

It is always a good idea to prepare for ‘what if’ situations. Therefore we recommend a first aid kit, adjusted to your activities. Other medications you can consider include those for tummy upsets and analgesics.

What Vaccines do I need for Cape Verde?

Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Cape Verde:


Cholera

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Japanese Encephalitis

Meningitis

Rabies

 

Rec

Con

   

 

Tetanus

Tick Borne Encephalitis

 

Typhoid

 

Yellow Fever Vaccine

Rec

  

Rec

  

Man = Mandatory

Con = Consider

Rec = Recommended

Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission

 

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