Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Yellow Fever in Angola Kills 225 as WHO Warns Vaccines Depleted

Angola’s worst outbreak of Yellow fever in three decades has left 225 people dead and spread to more than half of the country’s provinces, as the World Health Organizationwarned emergency stockpiles of the vaccine are depleted.
The mosquito-borne disease was first found last year in an outskirt of the capital, Luanda, at an open-air market known as Kilometer 30. At least 505 cases of the disease have been confirmed since December, Health Minister Luis Gomes Sambo said this week.

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