The yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) is a mosquito that canspread dengue fever, chikungunya,Zika fever and yellow fever viruses, and other diseases.
and I also pointed out in an earlier blogpost that there is an epidemic of yellow fever in Angola, and that several cases had been accidentally exported to China when their workers returned from that country.
Well, be afraid, be very afraid:
UKTelegraph: Yellow fever epidemic hits the Congo.
more at Science Daily from May warned:
and the WHO is on it: Their 19 May 2016 report says they plan to work on vector control, surveillence, and making sure that travelers get their shots.
Evidence is mounting that the current outbreak of yellow fever is becoming the latest global health emergency, say two Georgetown University professors who call on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee under the International Health Regulations.
In addition, with frequent emerging epidemics, they call for the creation of a "standing emergency committee" to be prepared for future health emergencies.
In their JAMA Viewpoint published online May 9, Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, and Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown, explain that the ongoing spread, and potential future spread, of yellow fever coupled with a limited vaccine supply should compel the WHO to "urgently convene an emergency committee to mobilize funds, coordinate an international response, and spearhead a surge in vaccine production."
But as of May they didn't think it was a big deal:
and when it hits, you will hear about Global warming as the cause (just ignore those stories of the 1793 Yellow fever epidemic in Philadelpia)
Based on these views and the currently available information, the Director-General accepted the Committee’s assessment that the current yellow fever situation is serious and of great concern and requires intensified control measures, but does not constitute a PHEIC (Public Health Emergency of International Concern) at this time...