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Euro Surveill. 2018 Mar;23(11). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.11.18-00106.

Increased risk of yellow fever infections among unvaccinated European travellers due to ongoing outbreak in Brazil, July 2017 to March 2018.

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1
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.
2
World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Travellers' Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Prevention Institute, University of Zürich, Switzerland.

Abstract

Since December 2016, Brazil has faced a large outbreak of yellow fever with ca 1,500 confirmed human cases. In the first 2 months of 2018, Brazil reported almost as many cases as in 2017 as a whole. In these 2 months, five imported cases were reported among unvaccinated European travellers. Three had travelled to Ilha Grande, a popular destination among European tourists. Physicians and European travellers visiting Brazil should follow yellow fever vaccination recommendations.

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Brazil; outbreaks; vector-borne infections; viral infections; yellow fever; yellow fever virus

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