Yellow Fever in Nigeria - National Information

Through mid-November this year (2019), a total of 3,787 suspected cases of yellow fever have been reported from 604 out of 774 local government areas in all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. There have been 192 deaths among the suspected cases. Four states, Katsina, Bauchi, Edo, and Ebonyi, account for 62% of all the confirmed cases in 2019.

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Advice For Travellers

In areas where the yellow fever virus is active, the risk for an unvaccinated traveller may be high. However, for the vaccinated traveller, the risk is essentially zero.

Travellers to areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can reduce that risk by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination 10 days before travelling. In addition, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Travellers are reminded that many other countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival for all travellers equal to or greater than 9-12 months of age arriving from a country where there is a risk of yellow fever.