Yellow Fever in Chad
21 Oct 2022
On 9 October 2022, the World Health Organization Africa reported on an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Chad.
- Between 1 November 2021 and 4 October 2022 there have been 1,902 suspected cases, with 7 deaths reported within eight of Chad's 23 regions (provinces). Twenty eight new suspected cases were reported in the week prior to 4 October 2022.
- The affected provinces are Logone Oriental, Mayo Kebbi Ouest and Mayo Kebbi Est in the southwestern part of the country, Tandjile region in the south, and Ouaddai which is located in the middle of the country.
Yellow fever is a disease that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes that bite during the day. The most common symptoms are fever, muscle pain with prominent obvious backache, headache, loss of appetite, and feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting). A small proportion of people that become infected can become severely unwell and die.
Advice to travellers
If you are visiting an area where yellow fever is present you should:
- use personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites at all times
A yellow fever vaccine is available to protect you against yellow fever. Vaccination is recommended if you are visiting areas where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. The vaccine is only available at designated yellow fever centres.
- Locate your nearest yellow fever vaccination centre in Scotland
- Locate your nearest yellow fever vaccination centre in England, Wales and Northern Ireland