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June 17, 1944


JAMA. 1944;125(7):497-500. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850250037014

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YELLOW FEVER IMMUNIZATION  In view of recent agreements reached by the War Department with the foreign governments concerned, military and civilian personnel subject to field service with the Army, and others authorized to travel to or through endemic yellow fever areas by army transport or airplane, will be vaccinated against yellow fever within four years and not less than ten days prior to entry into an endemic yellow fever area. This policy applies to all persons 10 years of age and older. In order to meet the requirements of the foreign governments concerned, children under 10 years of age who travel by army transport or airplane must have been vaccinated within two years. For the purpose of meeting quarantine requirements of all foreign countries, the Surgeon General now redefines the endemic yellow fever areas as follows: 1. In the Eastern Hemisphere, that portion of Africa lying between latitude

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