031617 – World Status Report

Take Enhanced Precautions


  • Yellow Fever in Brazil. The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever starting in December 2016. In response to this outbreak, health authorities have recently expanded the list of areas in which yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers.
  • Measles in Guinea. A measles outbreak has been reported in Guinea, with 13 of the country’s 33 prefectures affected. CDC recommends that travelers to Guinea protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles, particularly infants 6–11 months of age (1 dose of measles vaccine) and children 12 months of age or older (2 doses of measles vaccine).

Zika News


  • The CDC updated their Zika virus advisory for over 60 countries on March 10.  Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in these regions. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people.  For a list of all Zika virus travel notices by region, visit the CDC Zika travel information.


  • Zika Virus Podcast. What are the mysteries around Zika virus transmission and the rare but serious neurological disorders associated with it?

The risk information in this report is retrieved from U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other professional sources as listed in the post. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the revision date (mmddyy) of this report, printed on the title of the post, and go to the direct sources listed for the most up-to-date information.  The information in this report may change without prior notice.