Angola, DR Congo yellow fever outbreak under control


A yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Congo has been brought under control by a major vaccination campaign, the head of pandemic and epidemic diseases at the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday.

Sylvie Briand told a UN briefing in Geneva the level of vaccinations in Angola, as well as in Kinshasa and border regions, meant that there was no risk of a major outbreak there, although there were still 32 endemic countries in Africa, further outbreaks could not be ruled out.