Yellow fever outbreak, southern Sudan, 2003

Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Sep;10(9):1668-70. doi: 10.3201/eid1009.030727.


In May 2003, an outbreak of fatal hemorrhagic fever, caused by yellow fever virus, occurred in southern Sudan. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the virus belonged to the East African genotype, which supports the contention that yellow fever is endemic in East Africa with the potential to cause large outbreaks in humans.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Viral / chemistry
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Genetic Variation
  • Humans
  • Phylogeny
  • Population Surveillance
  • Sudan / epidemiology
  • Yellow Fever / epidemiology*
  • Yellow Fever / virology
  • Yellow fever virus / genetics


  • DNA, Viral