According to a Brazil Ministry of Health yellow fever update Tuesday (computer translated), Brazil recorded 130 cases of yellow fever in the country, of which 53 died in the period from July 1, 2017 to January 23 of this year.

Aedes aegypti/CDC
Aedes aegypti/CDC

This compares with the period from July 2016 to January 23, 2017, when there were 397 confirmed cases and 131 confirmed deaths.

A yellow fever vaccination campaign is scheduled to begin Thursday in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The vaccination campaign in the state of Bahia remains on schedule (between February 19 and March 9).

The Ministry of Health, in the year 2017 to date, has sent all the Federal Units the amount of approximately 57.4 million doses of the vaccine. About 48.4 million doses of the yellow fever vaccine were sent to the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and Bahia to intensify vaccination strategies selectively, with 18.3 million (SP), 10.7 million (MG), 12 million (RJ), 3.7 million (ES) and 3.7 million (BA).