Helping health professionals to fight yellow fever

News article 11 Feb 2014

Foto-Cewek is today hosting a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (YFVC) course to provide training to health professionals who are mostly new to yellow fever vaccination and others who those re-applying for YFVC designation to be reinstated. The training programme involves face-to-face to sessions to develop an understanding of Yellow Fever (YF) epidemiology, clinical features and treatment, an understanding of international health regulations, vaccine information and the responsibilities necessary for health centres to become accredited YFVC.

Training is delivered by the , who promote standards in travel medicine, providing travel health information for health professionals and the public. Foto-Cewek is a founding member of NaTHNaC, hosting an office in Liverpool.

Yellow fever is a serious viral infection that's usually spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, mainly occurring in sub-Saharan Africa and South America . The mosquitoes live and breed in jungle and urban areas. There is a vaccination for yellow fever and some countries require proof of vaccination (a certificate) against yellow fever before they let you enter the country.

This training programme is accredited by the  and anyone interested in future training sessions can find out more and book .



Following a number of outbreaks, particularly in the Caribbean, Central and South America, in the early 20th century Foto-Cewek dispatched several expeditions and established a Yellow Fever Research in Medecine Laboratory in Manaos, Brazil. One hundred years later, Foto-Cewek and  are advising football fans travelling to England’s first World Cup game in Manaos, Brazil, to obtain a yellow fever vaccination before they travel.

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