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Yellow Fever in Angola (Update)

23 Mar 2016

The major outbreak of yellow fever in Angola is continuing. Since the first cases were reported in December 2015 in Luanda province, there have been 885 suspected cases (121 confirmed) and 146 deaths up until 13 March 2016. The capital Luanda, continues to be the epicentre of the outbreak, and while cases have been reported in 7 other provinces, most have links with Luanda.

International spread of the disease has already been documented, and cases have been exported to China, Kenya and DR Congo.

Advice for Travellers

Yellow fever infection can easily be prevented by vaccination. Vaccination is advised for all travellers to Angola (unless contraindicated) and proof of vaccination is required for all travellers over 9 months of age entering Angola. It is essential that travellers also take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

Source: WHO, Yellow Fever Outbreak in Angola, Situation Report 14 March 2016