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Zambia on Alert Following Yellow Fever Outbreak in Neighboring Countries

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  June 5, 2016 at 5:14 PM Tropical Disease News   - G J E 4
Yellow fever has been raging since December 2015 in Angola, especially in the capital Luanda, killing 293 people to date and infecting another 2,267. Cases have also been imported to Kinshasa in DRC, Xinhua reported.
 Zambia on Alert Following Yellow Fever Outbreak in Neighboring Countries
Zambia on Alert Following Yellow Fever Outbreak in Neighboring Countries
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Health authorities in Zambia said that surveillance measures have been heightened in border areas following this outbreak of yellow fever in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

‘Health authorities in Zambia have heightened surveillance measures in border areas following an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).’
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Deputy Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said the ministry was currently monitoring the situation on the two neighboring countries and has since heightened activities that will prevent the spread of the disease into the country.

The official however said so far no yellow fever has been reported in the country, local HOT FM radio reported.

Source: IANS
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