30 January 2017

Brazil: Large yellow fever outbreak confirmed

27 Jan 2017 10:00 (UTC+2)

Brazil's Ministry of Health has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles due to the largest outbreak of the disease the country has seen since 2000, according to News24.

    Around 5.5 million of those doses have already been sent to five states that have confirmed cases or are at risk.

    Seventy cases have been confirmed so far during the summer rainy season. They include 40 deaths.