What is Yellow Fever?
Yellow fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa. The virus is transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Illness ranges in severity from a self-limited febrile illness to severe liver disease with bleeding.
How to Prevent Yellow Fever?
1) Use insect repellent.
2) Wear proper clothing to reduce mosquito bites.
3) Be aware of peak mosquito hours: peak biting times for many mosquito species is dusk to dawn. However, one of the mosquitoes that transmits yellow fever virus, feeds during the daytime.
4) Yellow fever vaccine is recommended for people aged ≥9 months who are traveling to or living in areas with risk for YFV transmission in South America and Africa. In addition, some countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination for entry.
Do you need a Yellow Fever vaccination? Call Travel Doc 011 440 5325 or 011 440 5326 or 0824570176
Yellow Fever Map for South America
Yellow Fever Map for Africa
Info and pictures are taken from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Website