Abstract:The fact that yellow fever (YF) has never occurred in Asia remains an “unsolved mystery” in
global health. Most countries in Asia with high Aedes aegypti mosquito density are considered
“receptive” for YF transmission. Recently, health officials in Sri Lanka issued a public health
alert on the potential spread of YF from a migrant group from West Africa. We performed an
extensive review of literature pertaining to the risk of YF in Sri Lanka/South Asian region to
understand the probability of actual risk and a…
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