According to the WHO, more than 200 suspected cases of yellow fever infection were reported between Oct. 15th and Nov. 27th, 2021, of which 70 cases were laboratory-confirmed. The number of deaths has risen to at least 40. Yellow fever was likely introduced into the region by nomads from Nigeria who moved into Savannah region of Ghana. At least 8 regions are now affected by the outbreak, including tourist areas. A vaccination campaign and further investigations have been initiated.

 

Consequences for travelers

Vaccination against yellow fever is strongly recommended for all travelers. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is mandatory upon entry.

 

References

WHO DON 1.12.2021, Via ProMED, 1.12.2021