In an update on the yellow fever outbreak in Brazil that began in Dec. 2016, the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported Tuesday 1,230 suspected cases of yellow fever, of which 234 have been confirmed.
The state of Minas Gerais continues to account for nearly nine out 10 confirmed cases, now reporting 205.
To date, 197 people have died and of that total 80 were yellow fever confirmed positive.
Since January, the MOH has sent approximately 12.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to the following states: Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, São Paulo, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro.
Concerning the epizootic outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil, 342 non-human primates that died have been confirmed positive for yellow fever.
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