Yellow Fever in Congo

Congo is one of the most endowed country in Central Africa with minerals and fertile agricultural land.Despite this resources her citizens live in abject poverty.This is because of political instability which has affected the country for long time now.Due to this condition several diseases which can be controlled has became a big problem killing several people.The latest being yellow fever.Ebola has been reported also in the past and several other diseases.

Yellow fever has been declared an epidemic by ministry of health of Congo recently this is after killing more than 350 people which is the worst outbreak in decades.Congo has recorded 1798 cases since the start of the out break in January.

T he government of Congo has started vaccination with support from WHO targeting more than 10 million people.This is a good move though the  shortage of vaccines reported recently by WHO is discouraging since this may lead to more deaths.Health organization should come up with long term solution to this problem.

 

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Author: healthfeels

Medical Researcher and Author based in Nairobi.Writing about health matters.

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