- Yellow Fever
- Roles and Responsibilities of Health Authorities:
- Surveillance: none.
- Quarantine (periods reckoned from day of departure): 6 days (or until certificate becomes valid whichever occurs first) if arriving from an infected area. For Bangladesh and Pakistan: also if arriving from the whole endemic zones in Africa and South America. Quarantine expenses are to be charged to the passenger and shall not be borne by the airline concerned.
In case of primary vaccination: 10 years beginning 10 days after vaccination. In case of revaccination within the 10-year period: 10 years beginning on date of revaccination. The old certificate has to be shown during the first 10 days after revaccination. All yellow fever vaccination certificates irrespective of the date of issue must be considered valid for ten years.
Vaccination which is effective for at least ten years is recommended for travel to infected areas in Africa and South America. Some countries in Asia are very strict in their requirements for yellow fever vaccination of travellers from Africa and South America.
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Yellow fever endemic areas:
"Yellow fever endemic areas" are areas in which aedes aegypti (mosquito) or any other domiciliary vector of yellow fever is present but is not obviously responsible for the maintenance of the virus which persists among jungle animals over long periods of time.
Institutes manufacturing yellow fever vaccines:
Vaccines manufactured at the following laboratory institutes have been approved by the WHO for vaccination against yellow fever prior to the issue of an international certificate of vaccination or revaccination against yellow fever. In the certificates the manufacturer (as manufacturer the name must be mentioned of one of the institutes manufacturing yellow fever vaccines which are stated below) and batch number of the vaccine must be stated, whilst these certificates must be stamped by the doctor who gives the vaccination.
- Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Oswaldo Cruz Institute
- France, Marcy-l'Etoile, Pasteur-Merieux
- Senegal, Dakar, Pasteur Institute of Dakar
- Yellow Fever infected areas
- Yellow Fever infected areas exist in:
- ANGOLA (AO)
- BENIN (REPUBLIC) (BJ)
- BOLIVIA (BO)
- BRAZIL (BR)
- BURKINA FASO (BF)
- CAMEROON (CM)
- COLOMBIA (CO)
- CONGO (KINSHASA) (CD)
- COTE D'IVOIRE (CI)
- ECUADOR (EC)
- FRENCH GUIANA (GF)
- GABON (GA)
- GAMBIA (GM)
- GHANA (GH)
- GUINEA (REPUBLIC OF) (GN)
- LIBERIA (LR)
- NIGERIA (NG)
- PERU (PE)
- SIERRA LEONE (SL)
- SUDAN (SD)
- VENEZUELA (VE)
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