BioScience Trends. 2016;10(2):158-162. (DOI: 10.5582/bst.2016.01051)

Yellow fever in China is still an imported disease.

Chen J, Lu HZ


Yellow fever is a vector-borne disease endemic to tropical regions of Africa and South America. A recent outbreak in Angola caused hundreds of deaths. Six cases of yellow fever imported from Angola were reported recently in China. This raised the question of whether it will spread in China and how it can be prevented. This article discusses the possibility of yellow fever transmission in China and the strategies to counter it.

KEYWORDS: Yellow fever, China, vector, traveler, vaccine

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