Re-Emergence of Yellow Fever in Brazil during 2016-2019: Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Perspectives

Nenhuma Miniatura disponível




Oliveira Figueiredo, Poliana de
Stoffella-Dutra, Ana Gabriella
Barbosa Costa, Galileu
Silva de Oliveira, Jaqueline
Dourado Amaral, Carolina
Duarte Santos, Juliane
Soares Rocha, Kamila Lorene
Araujo Junior, Joao Pessoa [UNESP]
Lacerda Nogueira, Mauricio
Zaza Borges, Magno Augusto

Título da Revista

ISSN da Revista

Título de Volume




Yellow fever (YF) is a re-emerging viral zoonosis caused by the Yellow Fever virus (YFV), affecting humans and non-human primates (NHP). YF is endemic in South America and Africa, being considered a burden for public health worldwide despite the availability of an effective vaccine. Acute infectious disease can progress to severe hemorrhagic conditions and has high rates of morbidity and mortality in endemic countries. In 2016, Brazil started experiencing one of the most significant YF epidemics in its history, with lots of deaths being reported in regions that were previously considered free of the disease. Here, we reviewed the historical aspects of YF in Brazil, the epidemiology of the disease, the challenges that remain in Brazil's public health context, the main lessons learned from the recent outbreaks, and our perspective for facing future YF epidemics.



yellow fever, epidemic, epidemiology, ecology, public health, Brazil

Como citar

Viruses-basel. Basel: Mdpi, v. 12, n. 11, 15 p., 2020.