- To support countries in preparing and responding effectively to yellow fever outbreaks.
- To link outbreak response at national level with long-term efforts to control yellow fever at regional and global levels.
Yellow fever is an acute, haemorrhagic viral disease transmitted to people of all ages by infected
WHO and its partners established a Yellow Fever International Coordinating Group to oversee management of an emergency vaccine stockpile of 6 million doses by year.
Mosquito control can be vital until vaccination takes effect. The risk of yellow fever transmission in urban areas can be reduced by eliminating mosquito breeding sites and applying insecticides to water areas where mosquitos develop.