The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced Wednesday the end of the yellow fever outbreak. The last case was registered in June.


The outbreak that started in Dec 2016 accounted for 777 confirmed cases and 261 deaths. The southeastern region was the hardest hit seeing the vast majority of cases.

Nearly 37 million yellow fever vaccine doses were distributed nationally with focus on five areas- Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo and Bahia.

Vaccination efforts are continuing as the average coverage rate in the above areas is around 60 percent, below the target of 95 percent.

Health officials say yellow fever outbreaks usually take place in six or seven-year cycles, with the last one had seen in 2009.