Warning to Falkland Islanders traveling to Brazil: vaccinate against yellow fever

Source: MercoPress

With the establishment of the new airlink to Brazil, the Stanley hospital has issued a reminder to travellers from the Falkland Islands to ensure they are vaccinated against yellow fever before they head north.

Yellow fever is a serious infection spread by mosquito bite; there is no specific treatment and it can be fatal. It is found in parts of Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

The disease has been spreading recently and the whole of Brazil is now a yellow fever risk area with the exception of parts of the North East. The yellow fever vaccination is recommended for all visitors to Sao Paulo State including the city.