Cape Verde Africa
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
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:
Tick Borne Encephalitis
Yellow Fever Vaccine
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission
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