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Brazil is a declared yellow fever infected country. In January and February this year a number of confirmed cases of yellow fever were reported by the National Health Foundation, which estimates that there may be up to 120 cases per year. The confirmed cases have all been acquired in jungle areas, with some cases reported to have been acquired in national parks that are popular tourist destinations.
The WHO recommends that all travellers to Brazil should be vaccinated against yellow fever.
This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 24, No 3, 16 March 2000.