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Yellow Fever in Mali

10 Dec 2019

The World Health OrganisationLink was notified of 3 cases of yellow fever (including 1 death) in Mali on 3 December 2019. Two of the cases were in Bougoni district, Sikasso region in the south of Mali and the other was in Kati district, Koulikoro region in the south west of the country. Yellow fever vaccination is routine in Mali: these appear to be the first cases since 2015 when there were 10 cases.

Advice to 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 Mali (unless contraindicated).

Country requirement at entry (WHO): yellow fever vaccination certificate required for all travellers aged 9 months or over.

For further information see Yellow Fever.