Yellow fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Each year, 200,000 cases of yellow fever occur of which 30,000 are fatal. The disease is a threat for over three million travelers visiting endemic regions each year.
WHO estimates that a total of 200,000 cases of Yellow fever occur each year, with about 30,000 deaths.
Yellow fever is a threat for over three million travelers visiting endemic regions each year.
Although the usefulness of vaccination campaigns have been demonstrated to be beneficial over the past 60 years, yellow fever still remains a major concern in tropical regions in both Africa and South America. In countries at risk for yellow fever, vaccination is recommended in order to prevent and fight epidemics. It is also recommended for travelers visiting endemic regions.
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