Monday, 20 June 2016

DR Congo declares Yellow Fever epidemic in Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared a localised yellow fever epidemic in three provinces, including the capital, Kinshasa. Health Minister Felix Kabange said 67 cases of the disease had been confirmed, and five people had died. 

The vast majority of the cases came from neighbouring Angola, although several had no link to the outbreak there. 

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization said it was concerned about a shortage in yellow fever vaccines, which have been depleted largely because of the epidemic in Angola.

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