You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside.
Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling.
For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Cape Verde.
Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.
In some countries, medicine (prescription and over-the-counter) may be substandard or counterfeit.
If you need help finding a travel medicine specialist, see Find a Clinic.
Although bed bugs do not carry disease, they are an annoyance.
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.
You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Cape Verde.
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.