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Yellow Fever in Ethiopia

22 Nov 2018

The World Health Organisation  has reported 35 cases of yellow fever in Ethiopia from 21 August to 5 November 2018. All cases have been reported from Wolayita Zone in South Nation, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) region in the southwest of the country. A vaccination programme is underway.

Advice for Travellers

Yellow fever is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes that bite most often in daylight. Rigorous mosquito bite avoidance is advised at all times.

Yellow fever vaccination is advised for travellers to western (including southwest) Ethiopia.

Yellow fever vaccination certificate required for travellers over 9 months of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

For further information see Yellow Fever.