Yellow fever in Paraguay

This item appears on page 24 of the April 2008 issue.

As of Feb. 20, 2008, the Paraguay Ministry of Health had reported seven confirmed cases of yellow fever from the department of San Pedro in the east central region, the first cases of yellow fever disease identified in Paraguay in more than 30 years.

Some rural, forested areas of Paraguay are known risk areas for yellow fever, but the report suggests the presence of the mosquito-vector virus in other areas.