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DRC Declares Yellow Fever Epidemic; WHO Warns Of Low Vaccine Stocks

Reuters: Congo declares yellow fever epidemic, 67 recorded cases
“Democratic Republic of Congo declared a yellow fever epidemic in three provinces including the capital Kinshasa on Monday, after recording 67 cases of the disease. Health Minister Felix Kabange said seven of the cases were autochthonous, while 58 were imported from Angola, where the outbreak began…” (Ross/Cocks, 6/20).

U.N. News Centre: With 18 million doses exhausted, global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine running low
“The global stockpile of the yellow fever vaccine may not be sufficient if simultaneous outbreaks hit the densely populated areas not covered by emergency responses, the United Nations health agency has warned, noting that by mid-June 2016, almost 18 million doses have been distributed in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda this year…” (6/17).

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