Yellow fever vaccination in DRC continues despite deadline.
At the Week end the World Health Organization, WHO, said that vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, is almost completed, but the gains may be reversed by the looming rainy season and the spread of the disease to areas where people have not yet been vaccinated.
Speaking on this, the WHO’s Spokesman in DRC, Mr. Eugene Kabambi, said health workers will continue over the coming days to seek out individuals they missed, adding that the health workers began a campaign to vaccinate 7.5 million people in Kinshasa last week to combat the worst out-break in decades of the hemorrhagic virus. More than 400 people have died in congo and neighboring Angola since December.
The Health authorities’ aim is to vaccinate 14million people in the two countries by the end of August to halt the spread of the disease before the rainy season sets in next month.

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