Yellow Fever

Recent News

Mar 21, 2018
Yellow fever vaccine

Brazil calls for entire nation to get yellow fever vaccine

The vaccination campaign will aim to reach 78 million Brazilians by 2019.

Mar 19, 2018

News Scan for Mar 19, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia and Oman
Yellow fever warnings
Kratom Salmonella outbreak expands
Polio in Afghanistan and DRC
Mar 12, 2018

News Scan for Mar 12, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
WHO priority diseases
More Brazil yellow fever
Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
Mar 08, 2018

News Scan for Mar 08, 2018

Animal antibiotic use in Cambodia
Hospital MERS case
Brazilian yellow fever
105 new chicken salad illnesses
Mar 05, 2018

News Scan for Mar 05, 2018

Avian flu in poultry
Yellow fever in travelers
Source of Listeria outbreak
US antibiotic-resistance funds
Mar 02, 2018

News Scan for Mar 02, 2018

Yellow fever in Brazil
Emergent award for smallpox countermeasure
H5N6 in Denmark and Wales
More kratom-linked Salmonella cases
Feb 28, 2018
Rio de Janeiro aerial view

Brazilian yellow fever cases circle major cities

The outbreak is centered in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Minas Gerais states, with many cases near big cities.

Feb 26, 2018

Vaccine Scan for Feb 26, 2018

FDA's next flu vaccine steps
Cholera vaccine approved
Yellow fever vaccine reminder
Feb 23, 2018

News Scan for Feb 23, 2018

Japan clears new flu drug
UK Zika vaccine project
Avian flu epi report
Yellow fever in Brazil
Public health readiness
Feb 19, 2018
Aedes albopictus mosquito

South America records most yellow fever cases in decades

Brazil has confirmed almost 1,000 human cases since July 2016, and cases in animals have doubled.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Ahuka-Mundeke S, Casey RM, Harris JB, et al. Immunogenicity of fractional-dose vaccine during a yellow fever outbreak — preliminary report. N Engl J Med 2018 (published online Feb 14)

Barbosa CM, Di Paola N, Cunha MP, et al. Yellow fever virus in urine and semen of convalescent patient, Brazil. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 23)

Dodson BL, Andrews ES, Turell MJ, et al. Wolbachia effects on Rift Valley fever virus infection in Culex tarsalis mosquitoes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Oct 30;11(10):e0006050

Fernandes NCCA, Cunha MS, Guerra JM, et al. Outbreak of yellow fever among nonhuman primates, Espirito Santo, Brazil, 2017. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 31)

Fischer C, Torres MC, Patel P, et al. Lineage-specific real-time RT-PCR for yellow fever virus outbreak surveillance, Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 26)

Gershman MD, Angelo KM, Ritchey J, et al. Addressing a yellow fever vaccine shortage United States, 2016-2017. MMWR 2017 (published online Apr 28)

Gershman MD, Sotir MJ. Temporary total depletion of U.S. licensed yellow fever vaccine for civilian travelers addressed by investigational new drug use of imported Stamaril vaccine. (Update) MMWR 2017 Jul 28;66(29):780

Hamer DH, Angelo K, Caumes E, et al. Fatal yellow fever travelers to Brazil, 2018. MMWR 2018 Mar 16;67(Early release)

Hamrick PN, Aldighieri S, Machado G, et al. Geographic patterns and environmental factors associated with human yellow fever presence in the Americas. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Sep 8;11(9):e0005897

Lilay A, Asamene N, Bekele A, et al. Reemergence of yellow fever in Ethiopia after 50 years, 2013: epidemiological and entomological investigations. BMC Infect Dis 2017 May 15;17:343

McNeil MM, Hibbs BF, Miller ER, et al. Errors in administration of an excess dosage of yellow fever vaccine — United States, 2017. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2018 Jan 26;67(3):109-10

Moreira-Soto A, Torres MC, de Mendonca MCL, et al. Evidence for multiple sylvatic transmissions cycles during the 2016-2017 yellow fever virus outbreak, Brazil. Clin Microbiol Infect 2018 (published online Feb 7)

Otshudiema JO, Ndakala NG, Loko ML, et al. Adverse events following a mass yellow fever immunization campaign — Kongo Central Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, September 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 Mar 31;66(12):343-4

Otshudiema JO, Ndakala NG, Mawanda EK, et al. Yellow fever outbreak — Kongo Central Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 2016. MMWR 2017 Mar 31;66(12):335-8

Paploski IAD, Souza RL, Tauro LB, et al. Epizootic outbreak of yellow fever virus and risk for human disease in Salvador, Brazil. (Letter) Ann Intern Med 2017 (published online Nov 7)

Shearer FM, Moyes CL, Pigott DM, et al. Global yellow fever vaccination coverage from 1970 to 2016: an adjusted retrospective analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 16)

Tottey S, Shoji Y, Jones RM, et al. Plant-produced subunit vaccine candidates against yellow fever induce virus neutralizing antibodies and confer protection against viral challenge in animal models. Am J Trop Hyg 2017 (published online Dec 11)

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