Global & Disaster Medicine

Between July of 2017 and the end of the year, there were 11 confirmed cases of yellow fever reported in Brazil, and since 2016, there have been 777 confirmed cases, 261 deaths.


“…..Between January 2016 and December 2017, seven countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname….”

Map: South America showing areas at risk for Yellow Fever Transmision in Columbia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, Paraguay, and parts of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Uruguay

Yellow fever virus has three transmission cycles: jungle (sylvatic), intermediate (savannah), and urban.



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