Yellow Fever in Brazil: What You Need to Know

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National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Highlights of our recent work to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

April 2018

Visiting Brazil? What to Know Before You Go


There is a large outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil. CDC recommends that travelers get the yellow fever vaccine before going to certain areas of Brazil, including popular tourist destinations. However, the vaccine is only available at select U.S. clinics.


Preventing Rabies in Haiti


Did you know that approximately 130 people die from rabies in Haiti each year? CDC is working with the Haiti Ministry of Agriculture to prevent more deaths by using a new tool: mobile phones. 

What Made 2017 a Tremendous Year for Public Health?


The numbers say it all: Last year, CDC sequenced nearly 45,000 DNA samples by using Advanced Molecular Detection technologies. The Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network performed more than 12,000 tests to contain the spread of resistant infections. And, the agency identified more than 1,100 illnesses that were associated with backyard flocks—the highest number ever recorded by CDC in a single year.

Learn about these accomplishments and more in the latest Public Health Matters blog by NCEZID Director Rima F. Khabbaz, MD.

Helping Respond to the World's Largest Known Outbreak of Listeriosis


Since November 2017, CDC has been providing technical assistance to the South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases on the world’s largest known outbreak of listeriosis.