Zoonoses (diseases from animals) in travellers

A zoonotic disease is one that spreads between animals and humans and has the potential to be an increasing problem for travellers

Updated: 11 May 2023
Take usual precautions

New: Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (YFVC) search locator map

A new search option is now available

Updated: 27 February 2023

Yellow fever: updated country certificate requirements, 2022

The WHO has published updated country requirements for a yellow fever International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis

Updated: 25 November 2022

Yellow fever: outbreak in Kenya

Outbreak reported in Isiolo and Garissa Counties

Updated: 10 August 2022

Yellow fever vaccination: important new guidance for health professionals

Public Health England has published guidance for health professionals managing clinical incidents or adverse vaccine associated events related to yellow fever vaccination

Updated: 27 January 2020

Review of serious adverse events following yellow fever vaccination

New recommendations for clinical practice with strengthened measures to minimise the risk of serious and fatal reactions post vaccination are published

Updated: 21 November 2019

Nigeria: phase out of yellow card

Clarification from Nigeria and the World Health Organization on introduction of the electronic ‘yellow card’

Updated: 15 July 2019

Yellow fever pre-vaccination checklist

A checklist for travellers to be used during the travel health consultation to assist yellow fever vaccine risk assessment

Updated: 05 November 2021

Yellow fever vaccine: contraindications and precautions reminder

A reminder for health professionals to use to assist yellow fever vaccine risk assessment

Updated: 16 January 2020

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is caused by a virus, which circulates between infected monkeys or humans and mosquitoes

Updated: 14 January 2020

Webinars, online guides and E-learning

A collection of useful webinars and online guides on travel health topics for health professionals

Updated: 24 October 2017

Diseases transmitted by insects and ticks in the Americas

Depending on the destination, travellers may be at risk of a number of different diseases

Updated: 19 January 2016

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes causing a spectrum of disease from mild to severe symptoms

Updated: 06 July 2023
15 August 2023
Brazil + Rio Grande do Sul

Yellow fever in Brazil

As of 9th August 2023, a case of yellow fever has been reported in a howler monkey in the city of Santo Antonio das Missoes in Rio Grande do Sul state.

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27 April 2023

Yellow fever in Uganda

From 1 January 2022 to 18 April 2023, a total of 1,053 cases of yellow fever have been reported. Four cases have been confirmed from the following districts Kasese (1), Buikwe (2), and Buvuma (1).

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03 March 2023
Brazil + Rio Grande do Sul

Yellow fever in Brazil

On 2 March 2023, a confirmed case of yellow fever in a howler monkey found dead in Parada Cristal, a peri-urban area, was reported. It is the first confirmed monkey case of 2023.

11 November 2022

Yellow fever in Chad

As of 2 November 2022, 2,114 suspected cases of yellow fever have been reported, including 37 probable and 30 laboratory confirmed cases with seven deaths. 11 out of 23 provinces have been affected since the beginning of the outbreak.

13 October 2022

Yellow fever in Cameroon

Between 4 January 2021 and 4 October 2022, a total of 2,824 suspected cases of yellow fever have been reported including 17 probable and 35 confirmed cases.

03 August 2022
Kenya + Garissa

Yellow fever in Kenya

As of 23 July 2022, a total of 111 yellow fever cases, with 12 deaths, have been reported in Isiolo and Garissa Counties. The majority of the cases (71) have been detected in Isiolo County.

Yellow fever in Central African Republic

As of 8 May 2022, a total of 522 suspected yellow fever cases have been reported since 3 August 2021. Of the 391 suspected cases investigated, 24 were confirmed.

26 April 2022
Uganda + Wakiso

Yellow fever in Uganda

On 6 March 2022, World Health Organization received notification from the Uganda Ministry of Health of four suspected yellow fever cases. However, further investigations identified only one laboratory confirmed case of yellow fever reported from Wakiso district, Central Region.

06 April 2022

Yellow fever in Nigeria

Between 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2022, a total of 2,202 suspected cases (47 confirmed) have been reported across 37 states.

02 March 2022

Yellow fever in Ghana

As of 15 February 2022, a total of 744 suspected yellow fever cases, including 158 probable and 64 confirmed cases, have been reported from 11 regions in Ghana.

13 October 2021
Venezuela + Maturin

Yellow Fever in Venezuela

As of 6 October 2021, a total of seven human cases have been laboratory confirmed. To date no deaths have been reported. 

11 October 2021
Venezuela + Monagas

Yellow fever in Venezuela

As of 7 October 2021, a total of 10 confirmed epizootics of non-human primates (araguato monkeys) have been reported in Venezuela: 7 in Monagas and 3 in Anzoategui.

02 September 2021

Yellow fever in Cameroon

Between 1 January and 4 July 2021, 905 suspected cases of yellow fever infection, with 13 associated deaths, have been reported in Cameroon.

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