You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria.
Your doctor can help you decide which medicine is right for you, and also talk to you about other steps you can take to prevent malaria.
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.
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip.
If you need to be vaccinated before your trip, you may need to travel some distance and schedule your appointment well in advance. Bugs (like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas) can spread a number of diseases in Mauritania.See more detailed information about malaria in Mauritania.You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Mauritania.See Less - Bal, Salamata; Baro, Mamadou; O'Sullivan, Niamh. Women’s access to land in Mauritania : a case study in preparation for the COP (English). The share of women ages 18-22 who married as children is 35.2 percent, but it has declined over time.Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.