Yellow fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2016 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 4 April 2018

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Yellow fever. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018

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’ .