Yellow fever outbreak Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda 2016-2017
14 February 2017 – The Democratic Republic of Congo declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak following a similar announcement in Angola on 23 December 2016, bringing an end to the outbreak in both countries after no new confirmed cases were reported from both countries for the past 6 months.
25 November 2016 -- Four months have passed without a single case of yellow fever related to the outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thanks to the joint response activities of national health authorities, local health workers, WHO and partners.
Types of transmission of yellow fever
7 October 2016 -- Yellow fever is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes belonging to the Aedes and Haemogogus species. The movement of infected people spreads yellow fever between different places. This graphic shows the three different types of transmission cycle – sylvatic (also known as jungle), intermediate and urban yellow fever.
16 September 2016 -- Changes in the way humans live and work, and the resurgence of mosquito vectors, particularly Aedes aegypti, have raised the global risk of yellow fever.
A coalition of partners working to stop yellow fever outbreaks met in Geneva on 12 September 2016 to develop a new strategy - Eliminating Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE). This strategy aims to protect the populations most at risk, ensure a ready supply of yellow fever vaccine, build resilience in urban centres and prevent international spread.
31 August 2016 -- The Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations concerning yellow fever met today. It decided that the yellow fever outbreak in Angola and DRC does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Despite considerable progress, the outbreak remains a serious public health event that warrants continued action and international support.
26 August 2016 -- The logistics to vaccinate more than 10.5 million people in 32 health zones in Kinshasa provinces and 15 health zones in remote areas bordering Angola, has been a complex and challenging logistical undertaking. WHO has deployed 15 logisticians to plan and transport more than 10 million syringes, vaccine doses in more than 38 000 vaccine carriers by truck, car, motorcycle, by boat and often by foot to the targeted 8000 vaccination sites, many of them in remote and hard to reach areas.
962 casesThe outbreak caused 962 confirmed cases of yellow fever across the two countriesSituation report, 28 October 2016
30 million30 million people have been vaccinated in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.Fact sheet: Yellow fever
3 countriesThree countries have reported yellow fever cases exported from Angola.Timeline: Yellow fever outbreak 2016
Situation and response
- Yellow fever maps and graphics
- Yellow fever situation reports
- Global surveillance on yellow fever
- Yellow fever: Strategic response plan
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Winning the war against yellow fever
Second meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) concerning yellow fever
Yellow fever vaccination campaign in Kinshasa: More than 7 million vaccinated in 2 weeks
- Yellow fever laboratory diagnostic testing in Africa
- Fractional dose yellow fever vaccine as a dose-sparing option for outbreak response
- The Yellow Fever Initiative
- Communication and social mobilization in yellow fever mass vaccination campaigns
- Rapid ﬁeld entomological assessment during yellow fever outbreaks in Africa
- Information for travellers on vaccination against yellow fever
- Yellow fever global vaccine stockpile in emergencies
- Lower doses of yellow fever vaccine in emergencies
- Yellow fever vaccination booster not needed
- Yellow fever vaccine: a global partnership
Infographic: Yellow fever vaccine supply in an emergency
- Mass yellow fever vaccination campaign launched in Democratic Republic of Congo
- Preparing to vaccinate millions against yellow fever
- Communities for the yellow fever vaccination campaign
- Vaccination campaigns on the DRC and Angola border
- Communities fight against yellow fever in Angola
- New challenges for yellow fever outbreak control in Angola
- Angola launches next round of yellow fever vaccination