The yellow fever outbreak that began 6 weeks ago in Masaka district, central Uganda is ongoing. At least 10 deaths have been reported; 7 in Buwunga sub-county and 3 in the neighbouring district of Bukakata. The affected areas are mostly surrounded by thick forests, located along the shore of Lake Victoria. This is a media report.
Advice for Travellers
There is a risk of yellow fever in Uganda and vaccination is advised for all travellers (unless contraindicated). A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
- Travellers should also take steps to avoid mosquito bites at all times.