Undark Magazine   |  May 27, 2016

“The potential for it to cause many more infections and many more deaths and to spread to other countries and other cities is quite high,” said Daniel Lucey, an infectious disease researcher and Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for Global Health Law at Georgetown University. “We’re looking at a cross section, a snapshot in time — a moment in time — and in my opinion it’s really important…to look forward to try and anticipate the trajectory of these two yellow fever epidemics.”

Lucey doesn’t think an outbreak in the U.S. is likely, but still says yellow fever is something that Americans — most of who are not vaccinated — should be aware of.

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