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Christine Dumontet


CDC: Yellow Fever in Brazil: Update

15 March 2018

CDC: Yellow Fever in Brazil: Update

Center for Disease Control and prevention
Yellow Fever in Brazil: updated: March 15, 2018 
There is a large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in multiple states of Brazil.
Since early 2018, a number of unvaccinated travelers to Brazil contracted yellow fever; many of these travelers were infected on the island of Ilha Grande (Rio de Janeiro State). Several have died. 
Travelers to Brazil should protect themselves from yellow fever by getting yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel, and preventing mosquito bites.
In addition to areas in Brazil where yellow fever vaccination has been recommended since before the recent outbreaks, the vaccine is now also recommended for people who are traveling to or living in: All of Espirito Santo State, São Paulo State, and Rio de Janeiro State as well as a number of cities in Bahia State.
People who have never been vaccinated against yellow fever should avoid traveling to areas of Brazil where yellow fever vaccination is recommended or consult your health car professional to have all the information and recommendation updated. (Travel Health Assist Tips note)