Boosting defences against yellow fever

The ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil is a reminder to stay up-to-date with the latest advice.

The ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil is a reminder to stay up-to-date with the latest advice.

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Yellow fever is in the news with an ongoing outbreak of the disease that has been underway in Brazil since December 2016.

The outbreak started in the state of Minas Gerais but confirmed cases have since occurred in the surrounding states of Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (but not Rio de Janeiro City).1

According to the WHO, yellow fever continues to expand towards the Atlantic coast of Brazil.2

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