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Yellow fever

Outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil, 2017: Epidemiological situation

7 April 2017

Between 23 March and 5 April 2017, Brazil has reported 90 additional confirmed cases and has discarded 459 suspected cases of yellow fever.
According to WHO, yellow fever virus transmission is expanding towards the Atlantic coast in areas previously not at risk. WHO has updated the yellow fever vaccination recommendations for international travellers to Brazil, expanding to more than 150 new municipalities in the state of Bahia including Salvador, urban areas of Campinas in the state of São Paulo, and the entire state of Rio de Janeiro.




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