Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil

Posted by Megan Woodfine on 01 February 2017

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently reported a Yellow Fever outbreak in Brazil. On the 6th January 2017, 5 deaths and 12 suspected cases were reported in the South-eastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

An increase in cases were reported on the 13th January 2017 by WHO (World Health Organisation) amounting to 110 suspected cases which includes 30 deaths. A further increase was then reported on the 16th January amounting to 152 suspected cases including 47 deaths. Before this outbreak, the last outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil was 2002-2003 with 63 confirmed cases including 23 deaths.

The World Health Organisation are working closely alongside the Brazilian health authorities to put in place several measures in response to the outbreak. All travellers to brazil are now recommended to have the Yellow Fever vaccination before travel. The vaccination must be done at least 10 days before travel for the certificate to be valid.

In order to have a Yellow Fever vaccination, travellers must go to a registered yellow fever clinic, and see a clinician who has completed the Yellow Fever training. At Travel Clinic UK, we are a registered Yellow Fever Clinic and all our clinicians have completed their Yellow Fever training.

At Travel clinic UK, we aim to fit patients in on the same week as the enquiring about vaccinations. The charge for a Yellow Fever Vaccination is £75 this includes the certificate of proof. As of April 2016, once you have been vaccinated with yellow fever this is valid for life.

To book in for your Yellow Fever vaccination you can either go online to www.travelclinicuk.co.uk or phone our customer service team on 01252 519479.