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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Brasilia (Brazil), Yellow Fever in Brazil

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Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a yellow fever outbreak centered in Minas Gerais has resulted in 550 suspected and 72 confirmed cases, and 40 confirmed deaths.  Three of the deaths have been reported in neighboring Sao Paulo state, but were reportedly contracted in the endemic area.

The Government of Brazil and the CDC recommend yellow fever vaccination for travelers to the affected areas.

Affected areas include: all areas of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Distrito Federal (including the capital city of Brasília), Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins.

Vaccination is also recommended for designated areas of the following states: Bahia, Paraná, Piauí, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and São Paulo. 

Yellow Fever Vaccine:

Immigration officials in various countries are requiring that travelers originating in Brazil show evidence that they have received the yellow fever vaccine.  If you are planning an international trip, you should verify in advance whether such a requirement exists, and plan accordingly.  A locally made vaccine is on the World Health Organization pre-approval list and is available at public vaccination clinics in Brazil.

Further information on the yellow fever virus can be found on the website of the Centers for Disease Contol and Prevention (   

For further information: 

U.S. Embassy Brasilia
SES - Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03 
70403-900 - Brasília, DF 
Phone: (61) 3312-7000 
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400

U.S. Consulate General Recife
Rua Goncalves Maia, 163
Bairro Boa Vista Recife, PE - 50.070-060 
Phone: (81) 3416-3050 
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 or (81) 3416-3060

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro

Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo 
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020 
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: (21) 3823-2000
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029

U.S. Consulate General São Paulo 
Rua Henri Dunant, 500, 
Chácara Santo Antonio, 
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110 
Phone: (11) 3250-5000 
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373

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