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Yellow fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever that is transmitted by mosquitoes. It was one of the most feared epidemic diseases in the world with the capacity to bring devastation to almost every continent. Mass vaccination campaigns in the mid-20th century succeeded in bringing the disease under control for over 40 years. However, since the late 1980s, this deadly disease has returned, putting a new generation at risk in West and Central Africa and threatening to erupt into devastating urban epidemics 1.

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  1. WHO. The Yellow fever initiative: an introduction. WHO Emergencies preparedness, response.Accessed January 2018. Retrieved from: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/yellowfev/introduction/en/
  2. WHO. New yellow fever vaccination requirements for travelers. International travel and health. 27 July 2016. Accessed April 2018. Retrieved from: http://www.who.int/ith/updates/20160727/en/
  3. Barnett, E.D., Wilder-Smith, A., Wilson, M.E. Yellow fever vaccines and international travelers. Expert Rev Vaccines. July, 2008. 7(5):579-87. Accessed February 2018. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18564013