Yellow fever outbreak in Angola is serious

Eight new cases of yellow fever were diagnosed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total nationwide to 191 cases. Of these, 37 people have died. A large scale vaccination campaign is needed to control the spread of this mosquito borne infection.

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Advice For Travellers

Angola requires proof of yellow fever vaccination when entering the country.

Travellers to areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can reduce that risk by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination 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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