Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Location: Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR)

Event: The Ethiopia Public Health Emergency Management Directorate is investigating a probable yellow fever outbreak in the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR).  To date, there have been 32 suspected cases and 9 deaths reported in Offa Woreda in the Wolaita Zone.

U.S. government personnel who have not been vaccinated against yellow fever are advised to avoid travel to the affected area.

Actions to Take:

  • Get vaccinated against yellow fever at least 10 days prior to travel to an affected area.
  • Consult a medical professional if you have recently been in an affected area and have symptoms of yellow fever.
  • Visit CDC’s website on yellow fever.