By early January 2018, a total of 358 suspected cases had been reported in 16 states, with 45 deaths recorded for 2017.
In Borno, the ongoing conflict means that the health infrastructure on the ground to respond to the outbreak is limited to local government and the polio eradication infrastructure.
And in the current Brazilian outbreak, there have so far been hundreds of cases and dozens of confirmed deaths, according to health authorities.
More ominous in the Brazilian outbreak is the fact that the illness appears to be moving from its typical rural setting towards the cities.
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (Health Day News) -- As a new outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever continues to grow in Brazil, U. health officials say they're taking steps to avert any shortage of vaccine travelers might need. The CDC pointed out that in 2016, Sanofi Pasteur, the maker of the YF-VAX shot against yellow fever, was forced to curb production of the vaccine due to "a manufacturing issue." "No yellow fever vaccine is expected to be available by mid-2017," the CDC said in a news release.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlined plans to "ensure a continuous yellow fever vaccine supply in the United States," because existing stockpiles are expected to be depleted by mid-2017.
As she emerges from the door of a shelter, he hears her reminding the family within to get their children vaccinated against polio, but also for the whole family to be vaccinated against yellow fever.
With weakened health system in parts of north eastern northern Nigeria, the infrastructure that is already on the ground to stop polio is providing the volunteers needed to support the yellow fever vaccination campaign.
More than eight million people are being targeted with yellow fever vaccines in the states of Borno, Zamfara Kwara and Kogi states in 2018.
By providing both polio and yellow fever vaccinations, the polio infrastructure protects everyone – the young children vulnerable to polio, as well as the whole population at risk of yellow fever.