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Brazil Requests 4M Doses Of Yellow Fever Vaccine From International Emergency Stockpile Group Amid Outbreak

STAT: Facing significant yellow fever outbreak, Brazil appeals for more vaccine
“Brazil, in the grips of an unusually large yellow fever outbreak, has asked for millions of doses of vaccine from an international emergency stockpile. The body that maintains and manages the stockpile, the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision, has approved the release of more than 3.5 million doses of the vaccine, according to the Brazilian office of the Pan American Health Organization. The office said the vaccine should arrive in Brazil over the next few days. The request signals public health officials’ increasing concern over the scale of Brazil’s outbreak…” (Branswell, 3/21).

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