About yellow fever
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes. In serious cases, the skin turns yellow (jaundice).
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
It is strongly recommended that all travellers be vaccinated for yellow fever if travelling to or from a yellow fever risk country. For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's yellow fever page.
Surveillance and reporting
Yellow fever is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).
For more on yellow fever in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.