Yellow fever outbreak in DRC - update

A total of 1,866 cases of yellow fever, including 85 deaths, have been reported this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Affected provinces are Kinshasa, Kongo Central and Kwango. A massive vaccination campaign has been launched, with the aim to vaccine 12 million people.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers to areas where there is a risk of exposure to yellow fever can reduce that risk by obtaining a yellow fever vaccination 10 days before travelling. In addition, travellers should take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.