CDC Update on Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil, Vaccination Recommendations

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Friday March 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286


CDC will host a media teleconference to discuss a deadly outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil described in the March 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Yellow fever, which is spread by mosquitoes, can cause serious health consequences, including death, for unvaccinated people. CDC will provide an update on the outbreak and the limited availability of yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril). This media availability will include a Q&A session.


Marty Cetron, MD, Director, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, CDC

Lyle Petersen, M.D., M.P.H, Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, CDC

David Hamer, MD, Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, and GeoSentinel Principal Investigator


12 pm EDT, March 16, 2018

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-779-2638
INTERNATIONAL: 1-210-234-0009
Passcode: CDC Media

Important Instructions

Please dial in 10 minutes before the start of the press conference. If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time.


A transcript of this media event will be available following the briefing at CDC’s website:


Page last reviewed: March 16, 2018