We have identified you may not be viewing TRAVAX optimally because the browser you are using is unsupported - click here.


Yellow fever in Cameroon, Central African Republic and Senegal

31 January 2024

The World Health Organization reports continued transmission of yellow fever in three African countries.

Cameroon: from 22 January 2023 to 18 November 2023, 48 cases of yellow fever were reported from the Centre, Littoral, South, West, East, North-West, South-West, North, Adamaoua and Far-North regions.

Central African Republic: from 1 January 2023 to 26 November 2023, 5 cases of yellow fever were recorded from Sangha-Mbaéré (1), Berbérati (1), Bambari (2), and Bossembélé (1) districts.

Senegal: On 27 December 2023, the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) there were 2 cases of yellow fever in Saraya and Kédougou districts.

Yellow fever is an acute viral disease which is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. It is found in tropical areas of Africa and Central and South America.

Advice for Travellers

A traveller's risk of yellow fever is determined by their individual risk assessment. Factors that will influence their risk includes:

  • country or countries to be visited

  • length of stay

  • rate of transmission at destination

  • immunisation status

  • planned activities

Unvaccinated travellers who visit yellow fever endemic areas are at risk of becoming infected.

  • Yellow fever vaccine should be considered (unless contraindicated) for travellers at risk.

  • South Sudan requires a yellow fever vaccination certificate for all travellers aged 9 months and older.

Detailed guidance can be found on the TRAVAX yellow fever disease page.