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Yellow fever update

Yellow fever cases continue to be reported in Africa and South America

Updated: 04 April 2024
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Yellow fever pre-vaccination checklist updated

Updates to the pre-vaccination checklist have been made in line with the new 'green book' yellow fever chapter

Updated: 14 March 2024
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Further update to 'green book' yellow fever chapter

Information about reinforcing doses of yellow fever vaccine has been updated in Immunisation against infectious disease

Updated: 01 March 2024
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Updated yellow fever 'green book' chapter published

The yellow fever chapter in the 'green book' (Immunisation against infectious disease) has been updated

Updated: 06 February 2024
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International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis: new supplier contact details

Updated information on ICVP supply

Updated: 25 January 2024
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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
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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

'Getting to Grips...' online events and video guides

Online guides and webinar sessions for health professionals interested in travel health

Updated: 21 January 2024

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

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
19 February 2024

Yellow fever in Congo

Since the beginning of 2024, 22 cases of yellow fever have been reported from the Republic of the Congo.

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19 February 2024

Yellow fever in Gabon

Since the beginning of 2024, 5 cases of yellow fever have been reported in Gabon.

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19 February 2024

Yellow fever in South Sudan

Since the beginning of 2024, 64 cases of yellow fever and 6 deaths have been reported in South Sudan. During the week of 17 February 2024, 14 new cases and no deaths were reported.

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23 January 2024

Yellow fever in Cameroon

Between epidemiological weeks 35 and 45 of 2023, Cameroon reported eight positive yellow fever cases. This is in addition to 51 cases that tested positive between weeks 4 and 45 of 2023. Of the 59 cases, 30 were classified as confirmed cases, including 19 reportedly unvaccinated against yellow fever.

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23 January 2024

Yellow fever in Nigeria

Between 1 - 30 November 2023, 2,617 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported from 553 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across 36 states in Nigeria. No deaths were reported among suspected cases in the reporting month. Most cases have been reported from Bauchi (356), Katsina (241) and Borno (183) states.

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23 January 2024
Senegal + Kédougou

Yellow fever in Senegal

On 27 December 2023, the Institut Pasteur de Dakar reported 2 confirmed cases of yellow fever.

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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
Isiolo

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
Anzoategui

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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