Possible extension of Angola yellow fever outbreak into Democratic Republic of the Congo

Five cases (2 deaths) possibly due to yellow fever have been reported from Central Congo province (also known as Bas Congo). It is possible that these cases came from Angola where there is a major outbreak of this disease or they may be a new local outbreak.

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This country requires travellers to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination when entering the country. 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.