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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