Small Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Mali

Two persons infected with yellow fever have been reported to the World Health Organization by national health authorities. One case resided in the district of Kati [Bamako region], the other case in Manankoro in the health district of Bougouni [Sikasso region]. A third case has been reported in Cote d'Ivoire near the border with Mali.

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Advice For Travellers

In areas where the yellow fever virus is active, the risk for an unvaccinated traveller may be high. However, for the vaccinated traveller, the risk is essentially zero.

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.