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The number of people sickened in France's outbreak has grown from 2 to 13.
In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.
The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.
Tocantins joins Para, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo, and Minas Gerais as states with confirmed human yellow fever cases.
The effort to cut NTD levels has been hailed as one of the most effective global partnerships in modern public health.
Both Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro states are seeing more cases and are conducting a massive vaccination campaign.
Ecuador reports its first yellow fever case since 2012, and, based on the latest Brazil developments, the WHO updates its travel recommendations.
Surprisingly, tests on placental cells that correspond to the earliest pregnancy stages found more damage from the African Zika strain than the Asian one.
In some hard-hit areas, sampling of poultry environments in December showed increased virus levels compared with that time in past waves.
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