Yellow Fever in Uganda (Update)
03 May 2016
On 8 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Uganda notified WHO of an outbreak of Yellow Fever (YF) in Masaka district, south of Kampala.
From 26 March to 18 April, 30 suspected cases were reported from Masaka, Rukungiri, Ntungamo, Bukumansimbi, Kalungu, Lyantonde, and Rakai. The cases do not have any history of travel outside of Uganda.
Advice for Travellers
There is a risk of yellow fever in Uganda and vaccination is advised for all travellers (unless contraindicated).
All travellers going in and out of Uganda are required to provide proof of YF vaccination.
(On the 21 April 2016 the Ugandan Ministry of Health issued a press release which stated that all travellers going in and out of Uganda are required to provide proof of YF vaccination. This was in response to the current YF outbreak in Uganda; it does not specify a minimum age and should be followed until further notice.)
- Travellers should also take steps to avoid mosquito bites at all times.