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25 May 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 19 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

The following is an update on the situation in Brazil. The situation in the other countries was reported in the epidemiological update of 25 April 2017 and in previous updates, and no significant changes have been reported since then.

12 May 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.

12 May 2017 description

​Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection present in some tropical areas of Africa and South America. On 6 January 2017, Brazil reported an outbreak of yellow fever that started in December 2016 and is still ongoing. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Suriname have also reported cases of yellow fever in 2017.

Weekly summary

Between 27 April and 4 May 2017, Brazil has reported 14 additional confirmed cases in the states of Espírito Santo (9) and Minas Gerais (5), and has discarded 164 suspected cases.

02 May 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 17 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

The following is an update on the situation in Brazil.

26 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 16 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

The following is an update on the situation in Brazil and Peru.

21 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.

18 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 15 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is an update on the situation in Brazil.

14 Apr 2017 description

Conclusions and options for response

Brazil has been experiencing a yellow fever outbreak since January 2017 and vaccination requirements and recommendations for international travellers, including yellow fever, have been updated by WHO accordingly [1-6]. The Brazilian authorities have only reported yellow fever cases related to sylvatic transmission in 2016 and 2017. However, this outbreak should be carefully monitored as the establishment of an urban yellow fever cycle would have the potential to quickly affect a large number of people.

10 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 14 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil.

07 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.

05 Apr 2017 description

Updates on yellow fever vaccination recommendations for international travellers related to the current situation in Brazil

This is an update to the WHO advice posted in the Disease Outbreak News of 27 January 2017, 6 March 2017, and 20 March 2017; and on the WHO International Travel and Health website on 31 January 2017, 14 February 2017, 6 March 2017, and 17 March 2017.

04 Apr 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 13 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil.

30 Mar 2017 description

In response to the yellow fever outbreak currently on-going in Brazil some 3.5 million doses of vaccine from the emergency stockpile were deployed to the country through the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision for yellow fever. The ICG oversees a continuously replenished emergency stockpile of 6 million doses of yellow fever vaccine. The ICG includes four agencies: the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF,) the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médicines Sans Frontières (MSF).

29 Mar 2017 description

Washington, DC, 28 de marzo de 2017 (OPS/OMS)—Brasil está llevando a cabo campañas de vacunación masiva contra la fiebre amarilla en los estados de Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, San Pablo, Río de Janeiro y Bahía. Desde que comenzó en enero el brote de fiebre amarilla en el país, se han distribuido más de 18,8 millones de dosis de vacuna, además de los esfuerzos de inmunización de rutina.

29 Mar 2017 description

On 9 March 2017, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands reported a case of yellow fever to WHO. The patient is a Dutch adult female traveller who visited Suriname from the middle of February until early March 2017. She was not vaccinated against yellow fever.

29 Mar 2017 description

Washington, D.C., March 28, 2017 (PAHO/WHO)—Brazil is carrying out mass vaccination campaigns for yellow fever in the states of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, while strengthening surveillance and case management throughout the country since an outbreak of sylvatic yellow fever began in January. More than 18.8 million doses of vaccine have been distributed, in addition to routine immunization efforts.

24 Mar 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.

24 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 11 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil and Peru.

In Brazil, since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2016 to 17 March of 2017, there were 1,561 cases of yellow fever reported, of which 28.7% were laboratory-confirmed (n=448),

21 Mar 2017 description

Updates on yellow fever vaccination recommendations for international travellers related to the current situation in Brazil