Adherence To International Health Regulations For Yellow Fever Immunization Critical To Prevent Further Spread Of Angolan Outbreak

The Lancet: Yellow fever: a global reckoning
Editorial Board

“Angola is currently facing its worst outbreak of yellow fever in 30 years. … International Health Regulations (IHR) require that all travelers to yellow fever endemic regions carry a yellow fever certificate. Successful IHR implementation depends of course on national capacity to manage outbreaks. Urgent scrutiny of all aspects of the coordination of the current yellow fever outbreak — including epidemiological surveillance, clinical care and diagnosis, and vaccine supply — is critical to reduce mortality both within and outside Angola’s borders” (4/2).

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