Countries Affected By Yellow Fever

Risk areas in Africa

Most cases of yellow fever occur in sub-Saharan Africa (the countries and regions south of the Sahara desert). However, there have been instances of outbreaks of the virus in other parts of Africa.

The areas of Africa where there is a higher risk of getting yellow fever are:

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Uganda

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Risk areas in South America

The areas of South America where there is a higher risk of getting yellow fever are:

  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela

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