WHO announces end of yellow fever outbreak in DRC

| Updated Feb 16, 2017 at 10:36am

 

 

The World Health Organisation has declared an end to a yellow fever outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The news comes two months after neighbouring Angola declared its epidemic to be over, following a massive vaccination campaign.

No new cases have been reported in either country in six months.

In all, more than 400 people died in the outbreak.

In a statement the WHO said the epidemic prompted a campaign to vaccinate 30 million people in the two countries with more than 41 thousand volunteers and 56 charities carrying out the mass immunisation program.


SOURCE: BBC NEWS



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