Yellow fever in Brazil and the risk to EU travellers
The recent, higher than expected, number of infected travellers highlights the needs of vaccination before travelling to Brazil
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Outbreak reports: Yellow fever in Brazil
ECDC risk assessments and outbreak reports with the latest on the current yellow fever outbreak in BrazilView the reports
The 'yellow fever mosquito'
The common name of Aedes aegypti is the yellow fever mosquito, because it is one of the most competent vectors of the yellow fever virus.Read the factsheet
Yellow fever transmission could affect urban areas in Brazil, increasing the risk to travellers, especially during Carnival
11th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM11): WHO, CDC & yellow fever issues (Plenary)
Yellow fever in Brazil
The upsurge of human cases since December 2017 indicate increase in yellow fever virus circulation in Brazil. Most of the yellow fever cases have been reported from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states.
The recent, higher than expected, number of yellow fever cases in unvaccinated travellers returning from Brazil highlights the increased need for travellers to Brazil to be aware of the importance of following international recommendations for vaccination.
Surveillance and disease data
No cases of yellow fever were reported in EU/EEA countries. Vaccination is the most important preventive measure against yellow fever. Latest data from the ECDC Annual epidemiological report.
Prevention and control
A safe, effective and inexpensive yellow fever attenuated vaccine has been used for more than half a century. The vaccine is highly effective. Travelers to endemic areas are advised to check their vaccination status and get vaccinated.