Yellow fever in Cameroon
21 Jun 2022
The World Health Organization has reported 555 suspected cases of yellow fever (including 14 deaths) in Cameroon from 1 January 2022 to 22 May 2022. All regions of the country are affected.
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes that bite during the day. The most common symptoms are fever, muscle pain with obvious backache, headache, loss of appetite, and feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting). A small proportion of people who become infected can become severely unwell and die.
Advice to travellers
If you are visiting an area where yellow fever is present you should:
- use personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites at all times
A yellow fever vaccine is available to protect you against yellow fever. Vaccination is recommended if you are visiting areas where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. The vaccine is only available at designated yellow fever centres.
- Locate your nearest yellow fever vaccination centre in Scotland
- Locate your nearest yellow fever vaccination centre in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Please see the fitfortravel Yellow Fever page for more information.