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Last updated on December 31st, 2018 at 12:01 pm


Yellow Fever in Brazil 2018: Everything You Need to Know

There is a small outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil in 2018. But fear not, we have everything you need to know about the yellow fever vaccine, yellow fever symptoms, how long yellow fever lasts, and whether there is a yellow fever vaccine shortage.

Here are the facts!

What is Yellow Fever?

Yellow fever is a virus most often found in subtropical or tropical areas in both South America and Africa. 

How is Yellow Fever spread or transmitted?

The yellow fever virus is spread or transmitted by being bitten by a mosquito infected with yellow fever.

What are symptoms of yellow fever?

Symptoms of yellow fever are: – Fever – Back Pain – Muscle Aches – Headaches – Nausea – Loss of Appetite – Vomiting

Here is a yellow fever Brazil map:


Here is a yellow fever Brazil map showing in yellow where the yellow fever vaccination is recommended.

This Yellow Fever Brazil map will help guide you as you plan your trip to Brazil!

Is Yellow Fever dangerous?

If you are properly vaccinated for the yellow fever virus, the good news is the yellow fever virus is not dangerous. However, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you ensure you are up-to-date with your yellow fever vaccine before traveling to South America.

Do I need to get vaccinated for yellow fever to enter or travel to Brazil?

While Brazil does not require the yellow fever vaccination, the vaccination is recommended for all international travelers traveling to Brazil. However, vaccination requirements vary based on citizenship and the countries you are visiting or have visited previously. It is very important that you visit the CDC’s website to learn more about your specific vaccination requirements. If you are planning a trip to Brazil with, we recommend to all international travelers to Brazil to get vaccinated at least 10 days prior to the start of your trip. This means if you are traveling to Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Ilha Grande, Belo Horizonte, or anywhere else in Brazil, please ask your Travel Consultants and they can recommend you the most up-to-date information and resources.

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