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Yellow fever in Brazil

The yellow fever outbreak in Brazil is still spreading to new areas that are not normally considered yellow fever risk areas.

Reports have been made of confirmed cases of yellow fever in the state of Rio de Janeiro and suspected cases in both primates (apes) and in humans in the state of São Paulo, but still not in the cities of Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo.

On this basis, Statens Serum Institut recommends yellow fever vaccination until further notice for all travellers to Brazil as from 9 months of age. There is still no requirement for yellow fever vaccination when entering Brazil.

For more information, please see EPI-NEWS 12/17.

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