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Yellow Fever in Ethiopia

03 Jun 2013

The Ministry of Health is planning an emergency immunisation campaign from 10 June 2013, following laboratory confirmation of six cases of yellow fever in the country on 7 May 2013. The six cases were identified in South Omo in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' region.

The immunisation campaign will cover six districts: South Ari, North Ari, Benatsemay, Selamago, Hammer, and Gnangatom and one administrative town (Jinka) in South Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia.

Advice for Travellers

There is a risk of yellow fever in certain parts of Ethiopia and travellers should discuss their individual risk with a healthcare professional. In addition, vaccination might be required for certificate purposes. Travellers are advised to protect themselves against mosquito bites.