Monkey with yellow fever found in Fernandópolis, São Paulo, Brazil

A monkey that died from yellow fever was found in the urban area of the municipality of Fernandópolis. The presence of a yellow fever-infected monkey is evidence that the virus may be circulating in the local mosquito population. Up to the present, there have been no human cases registered. A yellow fever vaccination campaign is being implemented for the local population.

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Advice For Travellers

There is a degree of risk of exposure to yellow fever due to local mosquitoes in this municipality. Sporadic cases of yellow fever in monkeys have been reported in various localities in São Paulo state this year.

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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