Flareup of yellow fever in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Six people have been diagnosed with yellow fever in Lualaba province in the health zone of Sandoa with another case in Kasaji. It is not clear from the reports if these cases represent a continuation of the epidemic of yellow fever or if they are new cases of jungle (sylvatic) yellow fever from mosquitoes infected by monkeys.

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Advice For Travellers

Regardless of the origin of these cases, travellers to areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can reduce that risk by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination 10 days 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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