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As Vaccine Supplies Dwindle, Some Experts Concerned Over Potential For More Widespread Yellow Fever Outbreak

Washington Post: A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis
“…More than 3,000 suspected cases are in Angola and 1,000 are in neighboring Congo, making this the biggest urban epidemic in decades. More than 400 people have died. There are growing concerns that Chinese workers — of whom there are thousands in Angola — will carry the virus to Asia, where nearly all of the rural poor are also unvaccinated. The explosion of yellow fever has put severe strain on stockpiles of the vaccine…” (Sieff, 6/27).

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