1st case of yellow fever confirmed in five years in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Posted on March 21, 2017 • Filed under: Brazil, Latin America Health

Last week, the state of Rio de Janeiro reported its two first confirmed autochthonous yellow fever cases in the municipality of Casimiro de Abreu, located 135 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro.

This has prompted the World Health Organization Secretariat to determine that the State of Rio de Janeiro, with the exception of the urban areas of Rio de Janeiro City and Niterói, should also be considered at risk for yellow fever transmission.

Last Thursday, Brazilian authorities identified 47 municipalities in Rio de Janeiro that were a priority for a vaccination campaign, including the municipality of Casimiro de Abreu, where the two confirmed cases are reported. Read Article

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