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Yellow Fever in Democratic Republic of Congo (Update)

03 May 2016

The outbreak of yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ongoing. The outbreak is connected to the one currently occurring in neighbouring Angola.

From early January to 22 March, a total of 453 suspect cases of YF, including 45 deaths were reported by the national surveillance system. Further investigations identified 41 cases potentially related to the Angola outbreak.

Advice for Travellers

There is a risk of yellow fever in DRC and vaccination is advised for travellers (unless contraindicated). A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers over 1 year of age.