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Angola's yellow fever outbreak could become 'global emergency'

from BBC News

Scientists in the U.S. have warned that the shortage of yellow fever vaccines could spark a health security crisis. An outbreak of the mosquito-borne viral disease has killed 277 people in Angola since December, according to the World Health Organization. An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association warns that it could spread to other continents. The WHO says almost 6 million people have been vaccinated in Angola, which has a population of 24.3 million. In April, the WHO said the emergency stockpile of vaccines had ran out. more


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