Yellow fever reports from Africa (update)

So far this year, there have been reports of cases of yellow fever in Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sudan, and Togo. In April, a case was confirmed in the Diffa District in Niger. As of last week, there have been 6 confirmed cases in South Omo, Ethiopia.

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. A list of countries requiring proof of yellow fever vaccination before entering the country may be found at: http://www.who.int/ith/chapters/ith2012en_countrylist.pdf.

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