Yellow fever in Brazil

This item appears on page 19 of the March 2008 issue.

In Brazil, from Dec. 1, 2007, to Jan. 23, 2008, 18 cases of yellow fever were reported, including nine deaths.

Mostly, inland rather than coastal areas are affected, with expansion recently to the northern part of Espiritu Santo and the western part of Santa Catarina states.

Yellow fever is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.