Yellow fever spreads in Brazil

Yellow fever virus is continuing its spread into new areas throughout Brazil, with health authorities struggling to vaccinate those people who now live in regions considered an infection risk. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released details of three more foreign tourists (from Switzerland, Romania and Argentina) infected with Yellow fever during the current season – taking the total to 10.

‘Probable site of infection for these cases are under investigation and are likely: Mairiporã/Atibaia (one case), Ilha Grande, municipality of Angra do Reis (eight cases), Brumadinho, Minas Gerais (one case).’ Further, ‘WHO encourage Member States to take all actions necessary to keep travellers well informed of risks and preventive measures including vaccination.’ Read more

 

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