Yellow fever continues to increase in Brazil

The number of suspected cases of yellow fever has continued to increase significantly in recent weeks. The southeastern state of Minas Gerais has reported most of the cases, although suspected cases have also been registered in the states of Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Tocantins, Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte.

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Advice For Travellers

There is still no indication that the virus has spread to urban centres where it can infect the local mosquito population.

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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