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Yellow Fever Disrupts Vacations in the Americas

May 3, 2023 • 10:44 am CDT
U.S. CDC yellow fever South America map Map 2023
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The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) latest Epidemiological Update highlights yellow fever hot spots in the Region of the Americas.

As of April 25, 2023, the PAHO/WHO reported that in 2023, human yellow fever cases have been recorded in Bolivia (two cases) and Brazil (three cases).

In 2022, confirmed cases of yellow fever were reported in three countries in the Americas: Bolivia (5 confirmed cases), Brazil (5 cases, including four deaths), and Peru (7 confirmed cases, including five deaths).

As of May 3, 2023, various countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination at airports upon arrival.

In the U.S., yellow fever vaccine (YF-VAX®) availability is limited to certified clinics and travel pharmacies.

Internationally, the Stamaril® is generally available in 2023.

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