Yellow fever update in Southern Brazil

A PAHO regional update on yellow fever (YF) has identified new corridors of transmission in the southern region of Brazil, resulting in more routes and municipalities as the focus for disease surveillance and immunisation activities. Epizootics reported through the 2020-2021 seasonal period have been predominantly in the South Region, with confirmed outbreaks among non-human primates in the states of Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. The same report covers YF data for Peru: 14 confirmed or probable cases and seven deaths recorded this year (to Sept 18) from the departments of Puno, San Martín and Loreto. None of those infected were vaccinated. The country is also contending with dengue outbreaks in 51 districts of 15 departments, including Piura, San Martín, Loreto, Huánuco, Junín, Cajamarca, Cusco, Madre de Dios, Ayacucho, Lima, Amazonas, Ucayali, Pasco, Tumbes and Ica. A state of emergency has been declared in the affected regions. Read more

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