Rio starts vaccinating against yellow fever after the worst outbreak in decades

Authorities in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have started vaccinating against yellow fever amid the worst outbreak of the disease in decades. Nearly 140 people have died from the virus in recent months. Yellow fever is not new to Brazil, but its spread towards major population centres, where it is not normally found, has raised alarm. Last week the WHO recommended those travelling to rural areas in the states of Rio and Sao Paulo get vaccinated. "It's a question of security...

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