What You Need to Know About The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Brazil March 22, 2018

A yellow fever outbreak that began a year and a half ago in Brazil is spreading further, with additional cases since last July in the Brazilian states of Sáo Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, plus several cities in Bahia State.

The World Health Organization began recommending yellow fever vaccination for all travelers and residents of these areas in January, but since then, 10 travelers have contracted the disease—all unvaccinated—and four died.

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