Emergency Alert Due to Yellow Fever Issued for 64 Cities in Brazil

Officials declared emergency situation in 64 cities in Minas Gerais and are sending millions of extra doses of vaccines to three states days before Carnival.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil has issued emergency situations for 63 cities in Minas Gerais and one in Espirito Santo due to the outbreak of yellow fever. Since the beginning of the year authorities have confirmed 44 people died of the disease and over seventy other suspected deaths are being investigated.

Federal officials are sending extra doses of yellow fever vaccines to the affected area in fear that the virus may spread during the great flux of tourists coming into the affected areas due to the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?