Since the beginning of the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil in December 2016, health officials have reported 2,210 cases of yellow fever, with 604 being laboratory confirmed. Of this number, 302 deaths were recorded of which 202 were confirmed.
The case fatality rate (CFR) is 33 percent among confirmed cases.
The cases were reported in 342 municipalities, while the confirmed cases were distributed among 103 municipalities in 5 states (Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo).
With regard to the confirmed fatal cases and their probable site of infection, 148 were in Minas Gerais, four in São Paulo, 43 in Espírito Santo, four in Pará, and three in Rio de Janeiro.
In the state of Minas Gerais, the downward trend in reported cases persists; however, in the state of Espírito Santo, a new increase has been observed in the number of cases, the majority of which are being reported from the southern part of the state.
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