The course presents general concepts of yellow fever, aimed at health professionals who work in primary healthcare. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • recognize areas at risk of disease transmission;
  • identify urban and sylvatic cycles;
  • review surveillance procedures;
  • define the types of yellow fever cases in different epidemiological settings;
  • review general measures to control yellow fever and preventive measures in addition to the vaccine.

 Who should take this course

The course is aimed at doctors, nurses and nursing technicians who work in primary healthcare.


The course should take about 60 minutes to complete.


A certificate is issued once a minimum of 80% is achieved in the final quiz section.


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The course material was developed by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in collaboration with the Open University of Brazil's National Health System (UNA-SUS) and the Pan-American Health Organization (Brazil).

Copyright information

The course material can be used for non-commercial purposes as long as the source/authorship is mentioned, as established in Fiocruz's Open Access to Knowledge Policy