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Equatorial Guinea Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Diphtheria Yes
Yellow Fever Yes*
Typhoid Yes
Tetanus Yes
Rabies Sometimes
Malaria Yes
Hepatitis A Yes

* Equatorial Guinea is listed as one of the countries in the endemic zone and a yellow fever vaccination should be considered.

Health Care

Comprehensive medical insurance, including emergency repatriation, is strongly advised.

Food and Drink

All water should be regarded as being potentially contaminated. Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is unpasteurised and should be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is advised. Avoid dairy products which are likely to have been made from unboiled milk. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

Other Risks

Diarrhoeal diseases are common. Hepatitis B and E occur. Dengue fever and bilharzia (schistosomiasis) are present; take precautions against mosquito bites and avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water. Meningococcal meningitis may occur, especially during the dry season. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

Certificate

Verification of receiving a yellow fever vaccine is required. An HIV test may also be required and denial of entry is possible without one.