Possible yellow fever outbreak in Uganda

There is a report of a possible yellow fever outbreak in Masaka. So far, 6 people are reported to have positive laboratory tests for this infection, and 3 people have died.

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Advice For Travellers

It is not clear if this outbreak is related to the large epidemic in Angola or if it is a separate outbreak of this virus. Nevertheless, 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 Uganda required proof of vaccination against yellow fever if arriving from a country where this virus is present.

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