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Yellow Fever in French Guiana

24 Aug 2017

On 21 August 2017,  French Guiana confirmed a case of yellow fever  for the 1st time since 1998. The case died on 9 Aug 2017 and could have been infected in the border area of Oiapoque in Brazil, according to the initial investigations of the ARS . She had been in the forest near St Elie and in the Oyapock Valley.

Advice for Travellers

There is a risk of yellow fever across the whole country and vaccination is advised (unless contraindicated). In addition, under International Health Regulation (WHO 2017) a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers over 1 year of age.

For further information see Yellow Fever.