Mission to review the current situation of yellow fever in Angola
There has been an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Angola that started in December 2015.
In that context, the European Commission is deploying under the leadership of ECDC a small team of public health experts, composed of experts from ECDC, participating Member States as well as DG ECHO, to the Republic of Angola within the framework of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) and using for the first time the European Medical Corps.
This mission, lasting for two weeks, aims to:
- Review the epidemiological situation;
- Look at the response measures currently being implemented;
- Identify any public health risks for the EU.
The results and findings will be discussed with local public health authorities and the team will provide advice to the European Commission on mitigating the risk to the EU.
This mission is carried out in agreement with the Government of Angola and in close coordination with WHO.
Yellow fever transmission could affect urban areas in Brazil, increasing the risk to travellers, especially during Carnival
19 Jan 2018 - ECDC issues new risk assessment in light of the yellow fever resurgence in Brazil (in particular in São Paulo) and the expected increasing flow of travellers during the upcoming Carnival.
Yellow fever in Brazil: confirmed cases in urban areas in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
1 Dec 2017 - From July to October 2017 the Brazilian authorities reported three confirmed human cases of yellow fever - one in Rio de Janeiro and two in São Paulo State. One person died. In addition, several animal cases were detected in the urban area of São Paulo City. The national health authorities have started a vaccination campaign in São Paulo State.
Epidemiological update: Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, 12 May 2017
12 May 2017 - Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection present in some tropical areas of Africa and South America. On 6 January 2017, Brazil reported an outbreak of yellow fever that started in December 2016 and is still ongoing. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Suriname have also reported cases of yellow fever in 2017.