More yellow fever cases suspected in Uganda

The Feb 2 WHO African region weekly bulletin updated the situation on Moyo district’s yellow fever cases we reported on last week: two more probable YF cases and tests results are pending on eight more suspected infections. There are several factors that present the potential for international spread of the outbreak - the presence of the mosquito vector and high population movements in an area which is adjacent to both the DRC and South Sudan. Outbreaks in ‘high-risk’ Uganda (EYE strategy) have occurred most recently in 2016 and 2019 among mostly rural communities ‘with documented sylvatic transmission’. Read more.

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