DRC: Massive emergency yellow fever vaccination in Democratic Republic of Congo

19 August 2016

MSF is currently supporting one of the largest emergency vaccination conducted in Africa to stop an outbreak of yellow fever that started in Angola in January and spread to the DRC, killing over 400 and infecting thousands more. Yellow fever can kill up to 50% of the most severe cases and has no effective treatment; however a safe and effective vaccine can protect people from getting the virus and transmitting it to mosquitoes, therefore stopping the progression of the outbreak.in DRC.

 

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