Burma (Myanmar)

Yellow Fever

  • Requirements: Required if traveling from a country with risk of YFV transmission and ≥1 year of age, including transit >12 hours in an airport located in a country with risk of YFV transmission. 1 Required also for nationals and residents of Burma (Myanmar) departing for a country with risk of YFV transmission.
  • Recommendations: None.


  • Areas with malaria: Present at altitudes <1,000 m (3,281 ft), including Bagan. Rare transmission above 1,000 m.
  • Estimated relative risk of malaria for US travelers: Moderate.
  • Drug resistance 4: Chloroquine and mefloquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum 60%, P. vivax 35%; P. malariae, P. ovale, P. knowlesi rare.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis:
  • In the provinces of Bago, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Shan, and Tanintharyi below 1,000m (3,281 ft): Atovaquone-proguanil or doxycycline.
  • All other areas with malaria: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine. Above 1,000m (3,281 ft): Mosquito avoidance only.


Brunette, Gary W., editor. "Burma (Myanmar)." CDC Yellow Book, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018. Relief Central, relief.unboundmedicine.com/relief/view/cdc-yellow-book/204235/all/Burma__Myanmar_.
Burma (Myanmar). In: Brunette GW, ed. CDC Yellow Book. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2018. https://relief.unboundmedicine.com/relief/view/cdc-yellow-book/204235/all/Burma__Myanmar_. Accessed March 25, 2019.
Burma (Myanmar). (2018). In Brunette, G. W. (Ed.), CDC Yellow Book. Available from https://relief.unboundmedicine.com/relief/view/cdc-yellow-book/204235/all/Burma__Myanmar_
Burma (Myanmar) [Internet]. In: Brunette GW, editors. CDC Yellow Book. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2018. [cited 2019 March 25]. Available from: https://relief.unboundmedicine.com/relief/view/cdc-yellow-book/204235/all/Burma__Myanmar_.
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