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Yellow Fever in Angola (Update)

05 Sep 2016

The outbreak in Angola continues to remain a serious public health event. However, as of the 25 August the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported no new confirmed cases of Yellow Fever (YF) in Angola (since 23 June 2016).

Mass reactive YF vaccination campaigns in Angola have been implemented in all areas with confirmed local transmission.

Advice for Travellers

Yellow fever infection can easily be prevented by vaccination. Vaccination is advised for all travellers to Angola (unless contraindicated) and proof of vaccination is required for all travellers over 9 months of age entering Angola. The vaccine should be administered at least 10 days before travelling and Angola considers the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) to be valid for life.

It is essential that travellers also take steps to avoid mosquito bites.