Brazil Cup fans told to get vaccinated

AUSTRALIANS planning on attending the upcoming World Cup in Brazil are being urged to get vaccinated against yellow fever.

Authorities say travellers should be discussing their options with a travel health doctor at least six-to-eight-weeks before departure.

Travellers immunised against yellow fever are issued with an internationally recognised vaccination certificate for inspection by immigration officials, which is valid for 10 years and takes effect 10 days after vaccination.

Yellow fever is a potentially life-threatening mosquito-borne disease that can result in visible bleeding, jaundice, kidney and liver failure.

One-in-six of those infected with yellow fever die as a result of the vaccine-preventable disease, for which there is no cure.

Yellow fever is widespread in various regions throughout Brazil including several cities hosting the World Cup games.



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