Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious infection spread by mosquitoes. It’s found in parts of Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

There’s a vaccine that can stop you from getting it if you’re travelling to an area where the infection is present.

Risk areas for Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever


  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle pain and backache 
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loss of appetite and feeling generally unwell

More serious symptoms include:

  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Bleeding from the mouth, nose or eyes
  • Vomiting blood or blood in poo

(Up to half of those who get these symptoms die)

*Some countries near to areas where yellow fever is found may require a proof of vaccination certificate when visiting, even if there’s no risk of picking up the infection in these countries.


Our travel expert can talk you through whether the vaccination is appropriate and what additional precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family.

For further information, speak to one of our travel experts or visit your local travel clinic.

Content Reviewed By

Ghulam Haydar,
MPharm, IPresc
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