Chinese authorities concerned over yellow fever in Sudan

Because of some concerns regarding the possible importation of yellow fever from Sudan, Chinese quarantine officials have been requested to increase body temperature monitoring and other medical inspections for travelers from Sudan. Although there is always some risk of international spread of yellow fever from initial outbreak areas, in this case, at this time of year, with the onset of colder weather and limited mosquito activity, the threat of importation and ongoing transmission in China is nil except possibly in the tropical far south.

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