YELLOW FEVER –
The health minister of West Darfur announced that the 3rd phase of the vaccination campaign against yellow fever [the disease] that reportedly killed 171 people across
He is urging the state's population, especially those in the targeted 3 localities, to rush to medical centers as of Tuesday and get their shots. According to the minister, no cases of yellow fever have been reported in the state in the last 2 months.
Meanwhile, the federal health minister Bahr Idriss Abu Garda announced that 6 million people across Darfur have been vaccinated against yellow fever since the campaign started last November .
Approximately 7.5 million people live in
He further announced the complete eradication of the disease in the region, adding no one has been diagnosed with it for the last 3 months.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that over 840 people were infected with yellow fever in Darfur and that the epidemic affected 35 out of 64 localities in the region since September last year.
Official statistics suggest
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It has taken a bit longer to launch the 3rd phase of the vaccination campaign than was earlier announced. Fortunately, there have been no new cases reported in
is prudent. One hopes that this yellow fever outbreak, the worst in
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