You can reduce your risk by taking steps to prevent bug bites.
Although bed bugs do not carry disease, they are an annoyance.
Trauma care centers are uncommon outside urban areas.
A list of accredited facilities is available at their website (
In some countries, medicine (prescription and over-the-counter) may be substandard or counterfeit.
You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects.
CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US - for complete list, see Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.) See more information on yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Senegal.
Animal bites and scratches can lead to serious diseases such as rabies.
Follow these tips to protect yourself: Many foreign hospitals and clinics are accredited by the Joint Commission International.
See our information page about avoiding bug bites for some easy tips to avoid them. For more detailed information on avoiding bug bites, see Avoid Bug Bites.