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Ethiopia: Yellow Fever Outbreak - May 2013

Status
Past
Countries
Ethiopia
Disaster types
Epidemic

On 7 May 2013, six cases of Yellow Fever were confirmed in South Omo in the SNNPR region (WHO, 31 May 2013). By the end of June, over 130 case had been reported and the government, with support from health partners, has reached 480,000 people out of the 600,000 targeted by the second phase reactive Yellow Fever vaccination (OCHA, 1 Jul 2013).

As of 22 Jul, 141 confirmed cases and 55 suspected deaths had been reported. Overall, reported cases have gradually declined since mid-June and 89 per cent of the people target in the vaccination campaign had been reached. (OCHA, 5 Aug 2013)