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Yellow Fever in Nigeria (Edo State)

17 Dec 2018

Media report that a man has died of yellow fever in Benin City, Edo State where cases were reported at the end of November. Yellow fever has occurred in all 36 states of Nigeria since September 2017, with 3 510 cases reported  to November 2018.

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.

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

For further information see Yellow Fever.