Yellow Fever in Ecuador (Update 1)
18 Jul 2017
The Panamerican Health Organisation reports that in Ecuador, three confirmed fatal cases of yellow fever have been reported in 2017: one in week beginning 19 February 2017 another in week beginning 7 June 2017, and a third case in week beginning 25 June 2017. All three cases were unvaccinated men infected in the province of Sucumbíos.
Advice to travellers
- A traveller's risk of yellow fever is determined by their general risk assessment e.g. country visited, length of stay, city or rural, activities etc.
- Mosquito bite avoidance rules should be adhered to - the mosquito that spreads yellow fever bites predominantly during the day.
- Yellow fever vaccine should be considered for travellers at risk.
For further information see Yellow Fever.