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Yellow Fever in Brazil (Update 3)

26 Jan 2017

On the 25 January 2017 a government reportLink (in Portuguese) from the Brazilian Ministry of Health advised that so far in 2017 a total of 485 suspected cases of Yellow Fever (YF) have been reported, of which 19 were discarded, and 69 were confirmed. A total of 96 deaths occurred in the suspected cases, of these 38 were confirmed to have YF.

The distribution of the reported and probable cases of YF and areas of occurrence are under continued investigation.

Advice to 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.