Yellow fever is present in Goiás, Brazil - reminder

So far this year, there have been 3 suspected cases of yellow fever (jungle type) in the cities of Goiânia, Senador Canedo, and São Luiz de Montes Belos.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk of exposure for the general traveller is low, it is not zero. Travellers to areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can minimize 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.