WHO declares end to yellow fever epidemics in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo

Because there have been no new cases of yellow fever reported in these countries during the past 2-3 months, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an end to these epidemics. Large scale vaccination of millions of people have halted transmission of this virus.

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Advice For Travellers

WHO has urged continued surveillance to detect any lingering transmission in remote areas. WHO also notes that there are But there were still 32 countries in Africa where yellow fever virus may be present, so further outbreaks can not be ruled out.

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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