Yellow fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
In 2016, there were no reported cases of yellow fever in EU/EEA countries.
Yellow fever is endemic in tropical areas of Africa and Central and South America. In 2016, six countries reported approximately 7 500 suspected and 1 100 laboratory-confirmed cases of yellow fever, including 171 deaths reported to the World Health Organization. In Africa, outbreaks were reported by Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, while Brazil and Peru reported outbreaks in the Americas. In Brazil, the cases occurred in late 2016 and were the first cases of a major outbreak that would peak in 2017. For the outbreaks in Africa and the Americas, ECDC assessed the related risk for yellow fever transmission in the EU/EEA and rated it as ‘limited’ .
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Yellow fever (YF) cause a wide spectrum of symptoms, from mild to fatal. In severe cases there may be spontaneous haemorrhage. Mortality of these clinical cases can be as high as 80%, on a par with Ebola, Marburg and other haemorrhagic viral infections.Read more
Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs)
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe. These reports give overviews of the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe, drawn from surveillance information on the 52 communicable diseases and health issues for which surveillance is mandatory in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.Read more
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