Opinion: Who’s Afraid of Yellow Fever? Why We Should Be

Opinion, by Jack Woodall

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There hasn't been a yellow fever epidemic in Rio for over one hundred years, when the rich escaped to the mountains in Petropolis, Teresopolis and Friburgo in the mosquito season. It's only in the Amazon, and Brazil does not recommend vaccination for people living in or visiting the South-East. So why worry now?

Here's why. There is a big yellow fever epidemic currently raging in Angola, southwest Africa, and the world`s supply of vaccine has run out – WHO has sent . . .

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