World Health Organization yellow fever vaccination advice for Brazil

The current outbreak of yellow fever that began in the state of Minas Gerais continues to expand towards the Atlantic coast of Brazil in areas not previously thought to be at risk for the transmission of the yellow fever virus. Reported cases in the nearby state of Espírito Santo increased rapidly to 185 cases and 14 deaths. A yellow fever vaccination campaign is expected, but in the interim, the World Health Organization has determined that the State of Espírito Santo in its entirety should be considered at risk for yellow fever virus transmission.

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Advice For Travellers

In addition to recommendations for vaccination against yellow fever for states where there is a risk, travellers should obtain a yellow fever vaccination at least 10 days before travelling to any area in Espírito Santo State.

Travellers should also be aware that several countries in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, now require a yellow fever vaccination certificate as proof of yellow fever vaccination, if the traveller is arriving from Brazil.

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