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Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola, DRC Not Public Health Emergency But Remains Serious, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: WHO: Yellow fever not a public health emergency
“[Wednesday] the World Health Organization (WHO) held its second emergency committee meeting on yellow fever under the International Health Regulations and said the current outbreak in West Africa still does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)…” (Soucheray, 8/31).

CNN: Yellow fever outbreak still serious, WHO says
“… ‘Although the yellow fever situation is improving, the event continues to be serious and requires sustained, controlled measures,’ said Oyewale Tomori, chairman of the WHO Emergency Committee and a professor of virology at Redeemer’s University in Nigeria…” (Scutti, 8/31).

Reuters: ‘Not out of the woods yet’ in yellow fever outbreak in Angola, Congo: WHO
“Some 6,000 people in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo may be infected with yellow fever, six times the number of confirmed cases, but no new infections have been found since July 12, an ‘extremely positive’ trend, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday…” (Nebehay, 8/31).

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