Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, list of risk areas

The 1st cases in the current outbreak were reported in the state of Minas Gerais, but cases have since been reported in the
neighboring states of Espírito Santo and São Paulo. Cases have occurred mainly in rural areas with no evidence of urban spread yet. Mass vaccination campaigns are underway in the affected areas.

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Advice For Travellers

The Brazilian Ministry of Health provides a long list of municipalities and areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever. The list can be found at [http://portalsaude.saude.gov.br/images/pdf/2015/novembro/19/Lista-de-Municipios-ACRV-Febre-Amarela-Set-2015.pdf]. Any unvaccinated travellers greater than 9 months of age who are travelling to these places should ensure that they have been vaccinated against yellow fever at least 10 days before travelling. Although yellow fever vaccination is valid for life, because of the ongoing outbreak, travelers to the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and parts of Bahia, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro states may consider getting a booster dose if their last yellow fever vaccination was more than 10 years ago.

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