Black Travel : Inoculations necesary before entering he Motherland

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Be smart about malaria: This is your biggest health risk in Africa, especially south of the Sahara. Rely only on advice from travel-health specialists. (Editor's Note: Call the Traveler's Medical Service in Washington, D.C.: +1 202 466 8109.)

    Get immunized: Stop worrying about nasties like yellow fever and Hepatitis B by getting the right immunizations. (You may have to show proof of vaccination against certain diseases before you can enter the country.)

    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler/extras/planner/africa/health.html

    for Nigeria;
    Summary of recommendations:

    All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure.

    Malaria:Â Prophylaxis with Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil), or doxycycline is recommended for all areas.
    Vaccinations: Hepatitis A
    Recommended for all travelers

    Typhoid
    Recommended for all travelers

    Yellow fever
    Recommended for all travelers. Required for travelers arriving from a yellow-fever-infected area in Africa or the Americas.

    Meningococcus
    Recommended for all travelers

    Polio
    One-time booster recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult

    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for all travelers

    Rabies
    For travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, or at high risk for animal bites, or involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats

    Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
    Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given

    Tetanus-diphtheria
    Revaccination recommended every 10 years

    http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/africa/nigeria.php
     
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    So you are taking health advice from national geography? news flash each African country has an health authority that you can contact and speak with REAL LIVE AFRICAN DOCTORS!:10500: shocking isn't it?