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Yellow Fever Outbreak (Angola) (Democratic Republic of Congo) (Update)

28 Nov 2016

On the 25 November 2016 the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that 4 months have passed without any cases of yellow fever (YF) related to the outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The WHO has credited the joint response activities of national health authorities, local health workers and partners for containing the outbreak.

Advice for Travellers

A traveller's risk of yellow fever is determined by their general risk assessment e.g. country visited, length of stay, city or rural, activities etc.

  • Mosquito bite avoidance rules should¬†be adhered to - the mosquito that spreads yellow fever bites predominantly¬†during the day.
  • Yellow fever vaccine should be considered for travellers at risk.