Burkina Faso health recommendations

Sanitary advices to visit Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a medium sized country with around 19M Burkinabe. Official language is French. Burkina Faso uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Currency used in Burkina Faso is West African CFA franc (XOF).

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Sanitary Recommendations

General recommendations

Zika is a risk in Burkina Faso. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their doctor. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Risk in Countries with Endemic Zika.

Dengue, chikungunya, African tick-bite fever and African trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness) are diseases carried by insects that occur in Africa, mostly in rural areas. In order to prevent infection, travellers should avoid insect bites. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDC Insect Protection Advice.

H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Burkina Faso. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.

Many countries in Africa have high HIV prevalence rates. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.

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