Darfur region of Sudan may now be clear of yellow fever (update)

Health officials have not detected any new cases of yellow fever in the past 3 weeks. Now, they are waiting for the World Health Organization to certify that the area is clear once again of yellow fever. Over 5 million people in the region were vaccinated against yellow fever in the past month. There may still be some risk of exposure to yellow fever in more remote areas. Travellers to the Darfur region can reduce any remaining 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 travelers equal to or greater than 9-12 months of age, especially if coming from an area where yellow fever has been reported. A list of countries requiring proof of yellow fever vaccination before entering the country may be found at: http://www.who.int/ith/chapters/ith2012en_countrylist.pdf.

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