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WHO To Begin Emergency Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaigns Next Month In Angola, DRC Aiming To Stem Outbreak

Reuters: WHO to launch emergency yellow fever vaccination in Angola, Congo
“The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it will launch emergency yellow fever vaccination campaigns along the border between Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo and in the Congolese capital Kinshasa next month. The worst yellow fever outbreak in decades has killed about 345 people in Angola, while Congo declared an epidemic in Kinshasa and two other provinces on Monday after reporting 67 confirmed cases and more than 1,000 other suspected cases…” (Ross, 6/23).

Reuters: Congo almost runs out of yellow fever vaccine amid epidemic
“Democratic Republic of Congo has almost run out of yellow fever vaccine in Kinshasa, in the same week that the government declared an epidemic of the disease in the packed capital and two other provinces…” (Ross, 6/22).