Global Alert and Response (GAR)

2000 - Yellow fever in Guinea

29 December 2000

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 27 December, 512 suspected cases, including 190 deaths have been reported in 15 districts in northwestern Guinea. Laboratory tests carried out by Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal, have confirmed yellow fever activity in 10 districts.

In collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and Médecins sans Frontières, the Ministry of Health, Guinea is conducting a vaccination campaign.

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