Brazil Yellow Fever Alert, worst outbreak in decades

Posted on February 3, 2017 • Filed under: Brazil, Travel Health

Brazil on high alert as yellow fever threatens major cities

theguardian.com reported Health ministry ramps up vaccination campaign but cautions against ‘disinformation’, as disease spreads to areas where it is not normally found
Brazil has ramped up an emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign as the worst outbreak in decades spreads towards major population centres, killing dozens of people and decimating wild monkey populations.

The uptick comes exactly a year after the Zika virus – another mosquito-borne disease – was declared a global health emergency, and as during the previous epidemic Brazilian authorities are struggling to calibrate an appropriate response. Read Article

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