April 2017: Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil!
As of March 31st, the Government of Canada has issued a travel health notice for travelers going to Brazil. There is an outbreak of yellow fever in some areas of Brazil, including the seven states: Bahia, Espirito, Snato, Goias, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Tocantins. For travelers wishing to head to Brazil, the yellow fever vaccination is recommended. It is important to note that the shortage in yellow fever vaccinations is currently still in effect, so be sure to check check in with a Designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre a minimum of SIX WEEKS before departure. Travelers are also asked to consider not travelling to Brazil, or other places with yellow fever, until further notice. If you do travel, remember to bring your Yellow Fever Vaccination Card and to protect yourself from mosquito bites. If you feel ill, check-in with a doctor, and make sure to mention that you have traveled to a place with yellow fever.