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
Maps on the current yellow fever distribution in Brazil
Weekly updated maps to help evaluate the risk for people who are planning to travel to Brazil.View the maps
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 in Brazil: What's the risk to EU and travellers?
The risk of yellow fever transmission in the EU/EEA is currently very low. Travellers to endemic areas should be aware and check their vaccination status.Read the risk assessment
11th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM11): Emerging infectious diseases in Latin America (Symposium)
Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil
Brazil has been experiencing a yellow fever outbreak since January 2017 and WHO has updated vaccination requirements and recommendations for international travellers accordingly.
The risk of yellow fever transmission in the EU/EEA is currently considered very low. Travellers to areas at risk of yellow fever in South America should be aware of the risk and should check their vaccination status.
ECDC is monitoring the outbreak and regularly assessing the risk of importation and spread in Europe.
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.