Continuing yellow fever outbreak in Angola

To date, the outbreak of yellow fever has claimed 99 lives out of the 461 suspected cases of this infection. In the latest bulletin, officials report that 22 new cases have been diagnosed, 14 of whom were in the capital city while the rest were in the provinces of Huambo and Bié.

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Advice For Travellers

Angola requires arriving passengers to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination. Travellers to areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can reduce that risk by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination before travelling. In addition, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Travellers are reminded that many other countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival for all travellers equal to or greater than 9-12 months of age arriving from a country where there is a risk of yellow fever.

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