Rapid risk assessment: Outbreaks of yellow fever in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda - 1st update, 30 May 2016

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Rapid Risk Assessment. Outbreak of yellow fever in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda: First update, 27 May 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016.

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​The current epidemic of yellow fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic vector-borne disease, which has seen outbreaks in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, highlights the risk of infection for unvaccinated travellers. There is also a risk of further international spread through introduction of the virus into areas with a competent vector and susceptible populations.
Given that outbreaks of yellow fever in urban settings have the potential for rapid spread and that significant yellow fever epidemics are ongoing in Angola, DRC and Uganda, this risk assessment evaluates the risk of yellow fever infection being introduced into Europe and sets out a range of options for response.

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