Yellow fever outbreak is confirmed in Uganda

An outbreak of yellow fever in some areas of Masaka and Kebisoni in Rukungiri district has been confirmed by laboratory tests. The government is planning a large scale vaccination program in the area to prevent further spread.

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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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