Travel Vaccinations for Equatorial Guinea

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Equatorial Guinea

A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.

Yellow Fever + Certificate
From £83
Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
Typhoid
From £60
Cholera (oral)
From £40
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Rabies
From £75
There is a risk of Malaria in Equatorial Guinea. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Destination Information for Equatorial Guinea

The small West African country of Equatorial New Guinea, bordered by Cameroon and Gabon, is made up of the mainland country and five offshore islands. It has a troubled political history, and as such is not the easiest country in terms of tourism, but many intrepid travellers do make the effort to experience unspoilt colonial Africa and the abundance of natural beauty which Equatorial New Guinea has to offer.

The country is a former Spanish colony, and evidence of this can still be seen in the architecture of the capital, Malabo, on the island of Bioko. Large areas of the mainland are now protected zones, as they are home to some of the world’s most endangered species of primates. These are popular areas for hiking, and you’ll be treated to the sight of gorillas, mandrills, chimpanzees, forest elephants, crocodiles and more. The Monte Alen National Park has an excellent hotel and is an affordable way to see rainforest wildlife up close.

The Rio Muni area, which includes the Monte Alen National Park, is also home to the port town of Bata. This is the second largest city of Equatorial New Guinea and is the best place to base yourself if you want to see a good mix of beaches, wildlife and nightlife.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

Malaria and regions within country:

There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout the country and anti-malarial medication is advised.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Rift Valley fever

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, fever-causing viral disease that usually affects domesticated animals (such as cattle and sheep), but can also infect and cause illness in humans. The majority of human infections are caused by direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.

West Nile virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is spread by mosquitoes in many countries. There are usually no symptoms, although some people develop mild flu-like symptoms, nausea and skin rash. The virus is not contagious and should get better without any treatment.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

African tick bite fever

Bacterial infection from bite from infected ticks. Most common between April-November and in rural, camping and hiking areas. Causes redness around site of bite and symptoms usually within 2 weeks, such as fever, muscle pain, headache and rash.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Filariasis

A parasitic disease caused by an infection with roundworms associated with blood-feeding black flies and mosquitoes. The most noticeable symptom of lymphatic filariasis is elephantiasis—edema with thickening of the skin and underlying tissues. Travellers should consider bite-prevention including nets and mosquito repellants.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Leishmaniasis

A parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (the most common): Causes skin lesions, mainly ulcers on exposed parts of the body, causing scars and serious disability. 90% of cases are in the Americas, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Asia. Visceral Leishmaniasis (the most dangerous): Causes enlarged spleen and liver, anaemia, weight loss and irregular bouts of fever. Highly endemic in the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Mucotaneous (the least common): Causes partial or total destruction of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and throat. Most cases are found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also called bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. Avoid swimming in fresh water rivers, streams and lakes if you can. You often don't have any symptoms at first, but after a few weeks may develop a rash, high temperature, cough, diarrhoea and joint pain. Schistosomiasis can usually be treated successfully with a short course of a medication that kills the worms.

Trypanosomiasis

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tsetse fly, which is only found in rural Africa. Initial symptoms include severe headache, insomnia, enlarged lymph nodes, anaemia and rash.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Additional Health Risks Information for Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is a relatively safe African country to visit when compared with others which have troubled political history. The level of violent crime is low, however there are regular incidences of petty theft and robberies targeting foreigners, so keep an eye on your valuables at all times and take sensible precautions to stay safe. Carry a copy of your passport and visa with you, as you may be stopped at any time as you travel around the country, at police and military roadblocks.

Equatorial Guinea is high risk for malaria and Yellow fever, it is advisable to visit a Travel clinic to get the necessary vaccines, medications and advice before you travel. Be particularly aware of personal and food hygiene while in Equatorial Guinea. Food from street stalls may not be prepared to suitable hygiene standards, so take care over what you eat and drink to avoid becoming ill.

There is a hospital at La Paz in Malabo, but medical facilities elsewhere in Equatorial Guinea are scarce. You may be able to find a pharmacy stocking basic medicines, but it’s advisable to carry any routine medication you may need with you for your trip. Ensure that you have travel insurance that will cover medical evacuation and private medical costs if you need to have treatment outside of the country.

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