A few illnesses can crop up on the islands of Cape Verde. There have been outbreaks of Dengue fever since 2009 on all inhabited islands, but particularly the islands of Santiago, Fogo, Brava and Maio. Malaria is also a possibility.
One of the top complaints made by tourists posting on a travel site about this archipelago off the western coast of Africa is its growing crime. Particular up ticks have occurred in the capital city Praia and Mindelo.