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Yellow Fever in Ecuador (Update 1)

18 Jul 2017

The Panamerican Health Organisation reports that in Ecuador, three confirmed fatal cases of yellow fever have been reported in 2017: one in week beginning 19 February 2017 another in week beginning 7 June 2017, and a third case in week beginning 25 June 2017. All three cases were unvaccinated men infected in the province of Sucumbíos.

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.

For further information see Yellow Fever.