Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

There is an ongoing outbreak of Yellow fever infection in Brazil with the popular destination of the beautiful City of Rio de Janeiro affected also. There have been 19 confirmed cases of yellow fever infection in travellers who have visited Brazil. All the cases were in unvaccinated travellers.

Yellow fever infection is a potentially fatal illness with no available treatment, but which is preventable by a highly effective vaccination. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes that bite during the daytime hours.

A single dose of the yellow fever vaccination provides protection for life and vaccination is recommended for all travellers to outbreaks regions of Brazil, including the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Additionally, certificate for entry may be required if travelling onwards form Brazil to other South American countries.

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