2016 African Yellow Fever Epidemic Revealed Weaknesses In Emergency Vaccine Supply Pipeline, Experts Say
New York Times: Yellow Fever Epidemic in Africa Shows Gaps in Vaccine Pipeline
“The yellow fever outbreak in Africa this year came closer to being a disaster than is widely recognized, public health experts recently disclosed. The epidemic also revealed glaring weaknesses in the emergency vaccine supply pipeline. … Ultimately, the yellow fever outbreak was halted only by a huge vaccination campaign that stretched supplies by diluting doses, and even that succeeded only because some unusual donors stepped in…” (McNeil, 12/5).
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