Yellow fever risk in Brasilia, Brazil

Several dead monkeys, including one at the Zoo in Brasilia, have been diagnosed with yellow fever. Although there are no human cases at present, the infection of local monkeys indicates that the virus is being carried by local mosquitoes.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk for the general traveller is low, 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 or before visiting an outbreak area. In addition, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.