What is Yellow fever
Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. It’s characterised by a high fever and jaundice. Jaundice is yellowing of the skin and eyes, which is why this disease is called yellow fever. This disease is most prevalent in certain parts of Africa and South America.
Can Yellow Fever be treated?
Yellow fever isn’t curable, but you can prevent it with the yellow fever vaccine.
People who are one year of age or older must hold an international vaccination certificate if, within six days before arriving in (or returning to) Australia, they have stayed overnight or longer in a declared yellow fever infected country.
How can I protect myself?
Travelers should seek advice from their GP or medical practitioner on vaccination for their individual medical circumstances.
Further information on yellow fever for travellers can be found in the Australian Government's Yellow Fever fact sheet.